J Jayalalithaa released from jail

J Jayalalithaa

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who secured bail from the Supreme Court, was on Saturday released from the central jail after the special court issued order on paying surety.

Earlier, the special court here on Saturday issued the order for release of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa from jail in accordance with the Supreme Court order granting her bail in the disproportionate assets case.

The release order by special judge John Michael D’Cunha came after a bond for Rs two crore was furnished and surety of assets offered. Copy of the Supreme Court order was also produced before the court by Jayalalithaa’s lawyers.

Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala and her relatives Sudhakaran and Elavarasi also fufilled similar conditions.

The special court had sentenced them to four years in jail in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case on September 27.

In a major relief, the Supreme Court had on Friday granted bail to Jayalalithaa and three others, who had earlier tried in vain to secure it in the Karnataka high court.

Tamil Nadu chief minister O Pannerselvam, along with some ministers, MPs and legislators, has reached the prison to receive Jayalalithaa, who would fly to Chennai by a special aircraft from HAL Airport.

Prohibitory orders have been clamped in 1km radius of the prison complex, Bangalore police commissioner M N Reddi told reporters.

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