AIADMK chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalaithaa will be released from the Bangalore central jail this afternoon, after the Supreme Court granted her interim bail on medical grounds on Friday.
Security has been tightened outside the Parappana Agrahara jail ahead of Jayalalithaa’s release who was languishing in jail for the past 20 days after being held guilty in a disproportionate assets case.
The police have also imposed restriction on the movement of people under section 144 in one kilometer radius around the Central Jail.
Jayalalithaa, who was denied bail by the Karnataka High Court following her conviction and a four-year sentence in the graft case, had moved the Supreme Court for bail on October 9.
The AIADMK chief had challenged the Karnataka High Court’s decision to deny her bail.
Jayalalithaa had pleaded that she be given immediate relief as she was suffering from various health-related ailments.
A petition has also been moved in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to shift Jayalalithaa from Bangalore to the Chennai Central Prison.