Jailbird Sasikala, who is on her way out as ‘AIADMK general secretary’ with the merger of the OPS and EPS factions in Tamil Nadu to form a single AIADMK of yore, has requested the Supreme Court of India to re-interrogate the assets case.
Sasikala, her sister-in-law Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran were awarded 4-years of rigorous imprisonment and heavy penalties by a special CBI Court in Bangalore which didn’t even spare the deceased chief-minister J. Jayalalithaa. The verdict, however, was vacated by a Karnataka High Court’s vacation Bench which released the quartet after which Karnataka filed a review petition with the apex Court.
The 20-year old case finally came to an end with the Supreme Court confirming in February the verdict of the CBI Court, thus sending Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran to the Parappana Agrahara Prison in Bangalore. Sasikala had earlier filed a review petition with the apex Court requesting for reviewing the verdict, which is very unlikely.
In the meantime, she has filed a fresh petition seeking a fresh probe into the case, needlessly invoking the late chief-minister’s name stating that the verdict was pronounced only when the latter had passed away.