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Jayalalithaa walks out of jail, to leave for Chennai shortly

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Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam, other state ministers and hundreds of AIADMK workers were outside the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison to meet her. She will now take a special flight to Chennai.

The release order by special judge John Michael D’Cunha came after a bond for Rs. 2 crore was furnished and surety of assets offered. Copy of the Supreme Court order was also produced before the court by Jayalalithaa’s lawyers.

Jayalalithaa’s close aides Sasikala and her relatives Sudhakaran and Elavarasi also fufilled similar conditions.

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister was released a day after the Supreme Court granted her bail in the disproportionate assets case and suspended her sentence for two months.

The former chief minister was handed a four-year prison term and a Rs. 100-crore penalty in September after she was convicted by a Bangalore special court for illegally amassing wealth beyond her known sources of income.

The top court also ordered the senior politician, popularly known as Amma, to present all the documents related to the corruption case before the Karnataka high court by December 18 or her bail would be cancelled.

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