The Bus services of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to Tamil Nadu remained suspended for the second day today as precautionary measure following agitation by AIADMK workers in the neighbouring State over denial of bail to their party supremo J Jayalalithaa in the ‘disproportionate assets’ case by the High Court here yesterday.
A total of 417 to-and-fro schedules of the KSRTC to various destinations in Tamil Nadu remained cancelled today after a few buses of the Corporation was attacked in Tamil Nadu yesterday. KSRTC sources said that the drivers of about 35 inter-state service buses, which were parked in various depots in the neighbouring state, not to operate after a few buses were stoned and damaged yesterday.
The decision on service resumption will be taken tomorrow after studying the situation, a KSRTC release said today. KSRTC had suspended operations to Tamil Nadu on the day of her conviction by a special court on September 27 but later had resumed the services.
Yesterday, there were reports of stone pelting at KSRTC buses in Tiruchirappalli and some other places. However, train services between the two states continues to be normal.
Meanwhile, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC was extended for the day today in a one km radius of Parappana Agrahara jail where Ms Jayalalithaa and three other co-accused in the case have been lodged since September 27.
Ms Jayalalithaa and the other three were sentenced to four years in jail and imposed fine by special court here after completion of trial of the case that lasted 18 years.
While the AIADMK General Secretary was also imposed a hefty fine of Rs 100 crore, the co-accused V K Sasikala, V N Sudhakaran and J Elavarasi were slapped with Rs 10 crore fine each by the judge John Michael D’Cunha.
The High Court yesterday, which heard applications from Ms Jayalalilthaa and other accused, had refused to grant bail and also ruled out suspending the sentence.