Tamil Nadu’s late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s close aide VK Sasikala, has sought remission and early release from prison, serving a four-year jail term on graft charges, according to reports.

Ms Sasikala, is currently at the Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru. She is expected to come out on January 27, 2021 after she deposited ₹ 10 crore fine at a special court in order to get her jai term a relief. As reported by news agency PTI, she has also applied for remission of her jail term to come out early.

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The prison authorities have forwarded her application to higher officials. “She has applied for remission of her jail term and it has been forwarded to the head of the department for their consideration,” a  source told news agency PTI.

Authorities are yet to decide on it. After the Supreme Court restored the trial court judgment against Sasikala and two of her close relatives in the disproportionate assets case, she had surrendered before the court in Karnataka on February 15, 2017. Her two relatives are also undergoing four years imprisonment.

As per the norms, three days of remission for good conduct is available for every month in jail and so far, she has completed 43 months. This makes her eligible for a reduction of 135 days in prison.

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