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No special treatment for Sasikala: Dinakaran

Chennai: AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran dismissed allegations of special treatment for his aunt and party chief V K Sasikala in prison, asserting that she was being treated as per rules. In his first reaction since the allegations surfaced, Dinakaran rubbished claims of payment of bribe for the alleged special treatment. Speaking to reporters here, he said such allegations were false, adding “we have not even

Govt issues notice on Sasikala's jail bribe charge

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government yesterday served a notice on a top police officer for going to the media on her controversial report on alleged special treatment in jail to AIADMK (Amma) leader V K Sasikala, even as she stood her ground, asserting she had not violated any conduct rules. As the report by DIG (Prisons) D Roopa erupted into a major controversy, a red-faced government asked her to explain her

Special kitchen for Sasi: DIG, DGP exchange words

Chennai/Bengaluru: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons) D Roopa Moudgil today stood firm on her report of special facilities to AIADMK general secretary and convict V Sasikala in Bengaluru central jail. While addressing media in Bengaluru, Roopa said she was on a government sanctioned leave for around 1.5 years but when she came back to duty she found these wrongdoings inside the prison. Urging the government for thorough probe into the case,

AIADMK Minister O S Manian praises Sasikala

Chennai: A ruling AIADMK Minister heaped praises on jailed party chief V K Sasikala yesterday, describing her as an “embodiment of sacrifice.” Handlooms minister O S Manian, while wrapping up his reply to the debate on the grants for his department, thanked former chief minister and late party supremo J Jayalalithaa for including him in the cabinet. He also described Sasikala as an “embodiment of sacrifice” and the “general secretary”

Sasikala will decide on Presidential poll: Dinakaran

Bengaluru: AIADMK (Amma)’s stand on backing NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind would be decided by general secretary V K Sasikala Natarajan, party leader T T V Dinakaran said after meeting her in jail here yesterday. Emerging from the prison after meeting Sasikala, also his aunt, Dinakaran told reporters, “It (the party’s stand on presidential poll) will be decided by party’s general secretary Sasikala.” Asked whether the party will support Kovind, he said, “That

2 scribes booked for trespassing Poes Garden

Chennai: Two TV journalists have been booked for allegedly creating ruckus at Poes Garden yesterday. They were reporting about J Deepa’s attempt to enter the Poes Garden residence of her aunt and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. According to police, the two journalists, Sanjeevi, a reporter and Raghavan, a cameraman, working with Republic TV, tried to attack the security personnel posted outside the residence, to gain entry. Tense situation prevailed