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Sasikala's parole plea rejected on "technical grounds"

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Bengaluru: The prison authorities in Karnataka Tuesday rejected on "technical grounds" the parole plea of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala to meet her ailing husband who is awaiting a liver transplant at a Chennai hospital.

Sasikala had applied for 15-day parole yesterday, seeking temporary release to attend to her ailing husband, M Natarajan (74), who is in the liver intensive care unit of a corporate hospital since last month following kidney and liver failure.

According to doctors, he is awaiting transplantation of a deceased donor's liver and a kidney.

"The plea has been rejected on technical grounds. The paperwork was not done properly due to which the application has been rejected," top sources in the government told PTI.

Sasikala can file a fresh application for parole, the official sources said.

The jail superintendent had said earlier that the legal cell was considering her plea.

Sasikala has been in jail here since February after the Supreme Court upheld her conviction by a special court in a disproportionate assets case. Her relatives Ilavarasi and V N Sudhakaran are also serving four-year jail terms.

Sasikala's nephew and sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran had also said in Chennai yesterday that she had applied for a 15-day parole to meet her ailing husband.

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