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Jayalalithaa to spend another night in Bangalore jail, to be released tomorrow

Bangalore: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, granted bail by Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case, is expected to step out of the prison here on Saturday after completion of formalities."Jayalalithaa will be released ... but
PTI October 17, 2014 20:55 IST
PTI

Bangalore: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, granted bail by Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case, is expected to step out of the prison here on Saturday after completion of formalities.

"Jayalalithaa will be released ... but tomorrow because we have yet to complete formalities for her release from the prison," Jayalalithaa's senior counsel B Kumar told here.

Kumar said they would approach on Saturday the special court, which had sentenced the former Tamil Nadu chief minister to four years in jail, to furnish surety for her release after receiving copy of the Supreme Court order.

"We will get the Supreme Court order copy by Friday evening. Tomorrow, we will approach the special court and furnish surety to secure my client's (Jayalalithaa) release," he said.

DIG prisons PM Jaisimha said the release will happen "definitely tomorrow." He had earlier said formalities would be completed today.

He said he had met Jayalalithaa on Thursday night only to enquire about her health, not talk about her bail. He said Jayalalithaa's health condition is fine. "She told me she is fine, health-wise and not having any problems."

AIADMK supporters erupted into boisterous celebrations near the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison, where Jayalalithaa is lodged since September 27, after the news broke about the apex court granting bail to her. They danced in joy and hailed their leader.

Tight security was in place in and around the jail complex where prohibitory orders were in force with over 1,000 policemen on duty, apart from senior officials, including five DCPs. City Armed Reserve force was also deployed, additional commissioner of police (Law and Order) Alok Kumar said.