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Jayalalithaa released from jail


JayalalithaaBangalore: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was today released from jail here after 21 days, a day after Supreme Court granted her bail in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.

Jayalalithaa stepped out of Parappana Agrahara Central Prison ashortly after Special Court Judge John Michael D’ Cunha issued the release order.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam, several ministers, MPs and legislators were in attendance to receive her near the prison after which she headed to HAL airport to fly back to Chennai by a special flight.

Jayalalithaa had yesterday got a major relief when the Supreme Court granted her conditional bail and suspended the sentence of four years simple imprisonment given by the trial court in Bangalore in the 18-year old illegal assets case.

Earlier, the release order by the Special Court came after a bond for Rs two crore and surety on assets for more than Rs one crore was furnished for Jayalalitha. Copy of the Supreme Court order was also produced by her lawyers.

Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala and her relatives Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, who also fufilled similar conditions, also walked out of jail.



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