AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa, who was granted interim bail by Supreme Court in the ‘disproportionate assets’ case, was today released from the jail at Parappana Agrahara. The Supreme Court had granted her conditional bail yesterday.
The former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and three other co-accused convicted in the case, including her close aide Sasikala Natarajan, her foster disowned son Sudhakaran and Sasikala relative Illavarsi, were released on bail today. The advocates of Ms Jayalalithaa presented the order of the Apex Court before Special Court judge John Michael D’Cunha.
After examining he signed the release order. It was later sent with a court messenger from the city civil court to the jail and the jail authorities ordered the release.
While, Ms Jayalalithaa, Ms Sasikala and Elavarasi went in one car to HAL Airport, V N Sudhagaran followed her in the first convoy. The AIADMK supremo was traveling in her high end SUV. Mr Sudhakaran left the jail a little later.
Banglaore Police Commissioner M N Reddi said since Ms Jayalalithaa continued to get ‘Z plus’ security all norms were followed in escorting her to HAL airport where a small chartered aircraft which flew her to Chennai. The thoroughfare along the Hosa Road leading from the jail complex through to HAL Airport was cleared for Ms Jayalalithaa’s convoy for a smooth passage.
As the convoy carrying Ms Jayalalithaa came out of the jail complex, thousands of AIADMK supporters, who were kept at safe distance by the police, rejoiced on seeking their leader. They shouted slogans in support of ‘Amma’. However, following strict bail conditions by the Supreme Court, no cracker bursting was witnessed in the city by the party workers.
Even as Ms Jayalalithaa gestured to her supporters from her vehicle along the route, the jubilant crowd enjoyed the sight of their leader. The convoy was given free passage through busy Silk Board junction on the Hosur road and then through Audugodi, Koramangala extensions an then to the HAL airport.
Mr Reddi said nearly 5000 policemen and officers were deployed in the city in different places to ensure security.
Being Saturday the flow of traffic was manageable on Hosur road and the way leading to HAL airport for the relief of the police.
Police however had a tough time at the HAL Airport as thousands of supporters of Ms Jayalalithaa gathered near the airpot.
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