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Tamil Nadu CM lands in Bangalore to greet Jayalalithaa

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After the Supreme Court granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa yesterday, Chennai erupted in euphoric celebrations. The celebrations seems to have peaked on the eve of Jaya’s release, though the time at which she will walk out of the Bangalore Central jail has not been ascertained yet.Security has been boosted across Bangalore on the eve of former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s release from Bangalore Central jail on bail. Times Now reported that Section 144 continues to remain imposed in the city prior to her release.
Though her supporters have started gathering near the Bangalore Central Jail, reports say that the police have made sure that they cannot come within three kilometres of the jail.
The time for Jayalalithaa’s release has not been fixed yet. Reports say that Jaya might not leave the jail between 1 to 1.30 pm because she considers the time inauspicious. If the formalities aren’t completed by 12.30 pm, she will only leave the jail after 3 pm.
On the other hand, Chennai is already preparing to welcome Jaya. Times Now reports that supporters have started collecting outside the Chennai airport. They have even decided to form a human chain to hail Jaya – the chain will extend 23-24 kilometres from the airport.AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, granted bail by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case, is expected to step out of the prison today 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 PTI here.
Kumar said they would approach the Special Court on Saturday, 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.The former Chief Minister’s lawyers are now sitting on dharna outside the Karnataka High court in protest at the decision to not free her immediately.
This means that Jayalalithaa will have to continue life as prisoner 7402 in VVIP cell number 23 in the Parappana Agrahara jail for another four days at least.
She has been alternating her time between her cell and the prison hospital, to which she was admitted after complaining of dizziness, blurred eyesight and elevated sugar levels.
The High Court is on Dasara holidays from 29 September to 6 October and the petition will be taken up on the 7 October by a normal bench.

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