Tamil Nadu

I-T officials question Sasikala

Income Tax officials on Thursday questioned former AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala at Parappana Agrahara Jail, in connection with a disproportionate assets case, prison sources said.

The I-T officials arrived at the jail at 11 a.m. and began questioning.

This continued till late in the evening, the sources told PTI, declining to elaborate.

Sasikala, former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s close aide, has been lodged in the jail since February last year.

The Supreme Court had upheld her conviction by a special court in a disproportionate assets case.

She was sentenced to four years imprisonment, by the Court.

Sasikala, who took over the reins of the AIADMK after the death of Jayalalithaa in December 2016, was later removed from the party by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami-led camp.

Recently, the Madras High Court set aside a lower court order directing Karnataka jail authorities to produce Sasikala before it in connection with a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case.

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