CHENNAI: Convicted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala, who is currently lodged in Bengaluru's Parappanna Agrahara Jail, has applied for 15 days parole to attend her husband ccc's last rites. According to party sources, she is expected to travel by road to Thanjavur directly for the funeral.
Sasikala, who was a close aide to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, is expected to apply for a 15-day parole, but the number of parole days granted will solely depend on jail authorities.
She was sent to Parappana Agrahara central prison in February, 2017, after the Supreme Court set aside her acquittal by the Karnataka High Court in the Disproportionate Assets Case.Reportedly, Sasikala is expected to travel to Thanjavur directly by road for the funeral.
Maruthappa passed away on Tuesday at around 1.35 a.m. at the Gleneagles Global hospital in Chennai.
According to the death certificate, the 75-year-old died due to multiple-organ failure.
"Every possible clinical attempt was made to sustain his revival. However, despite our best efforts, he was unable to recover," the statement from the hospital said.
During his surgery, Sasikala had sought and was granted a six-day parole by Parappana Agrahara authorities to visit her ailing husband. She had applied for a 15-day parole and her initial request was rejected on grounds of a technicality.
Shanmuga Priyan, Chief Operation Officer, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, released a statement, stating that every possible attempt was made to sustain his revival. However, despite their best efforts, he was unable to recover.
Natarajan had also undergone a liver and kidney transplant in 2017.
Sasikala is currently serving a four-year imprisonment and is lodged in central prison in Bengaluru in a disproportionate assets case. She was sent to Parappana Agrahara central prison in February last year.
(Inputs from ANI)