The Karnataka government on Wednesday dismissed reports that “preferential treatment” was being given to AIADMK leader VK Sasikala at the central jail and said that she was being treated like any other prisoner.
“There is no truth in reports suggesting that Sasikala and (her relative) Elavarasi have been given preferential treatment at the prison. I had been there yesterday and I saw it for myself,” state home minister, Ramalinga Reddy, told the media.
He said that she was being treated like any other ordinary prisoner.
“I have not enquired about Sasikala, whether she has been given any work at the prison, but if the court orders are there then she has to be given work,” Reddy said to a query.
On Tuesday, the AIADMK’s General Council had annulled the appointment of Sasikala as party’s interim general secretary and declared all appointments/removals made by her invalid.
Sasikala is currently serving her term in prison at the central jail at Parapanagrahara since February after the Supreme Court convicted her and two others in disproportionate assets case.