Sasikala To Walk Out Of Jail Today

Bengaluru: Close aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Late J Jayalalithaa, VK Sasikala will walk out of prison after completing her four-year term on Wednesday. However, she tested positive for COVID-19 on January 20 and may have to continue her treatment at a hospital here.

“All the required formalities pertaining to her release will be completed at the hospital itself on Wednesday as she has been quarantined due to COVID,” a prison official was quoted as saying by news agency IANS. Bengaluru Jail authorities also confirmed that she will be formally released from jail on Wednesday.

On January 20, Sasikala tested positive and was admitted to the Bowring hospital. She was later shifted to the ICU ward of Victoria Hospital in view of her critical condition.

Now with symptoms reducing substantially and condition becoming stable, she has been taken out of the ICU, Victoria Hospital authorities said via a statement.

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