No Special Treatment, Rules Violated For Sasikala In Jail, Says Advocate

RTI revealed that Sasikala was given 5 rooms, cook and longer visiting hours in jail. (File)


Refuting allegations that “special treatment” was accorded to her in the Parappana Agrahara central prison at Bengaluru, an advocate representing ousted AIADMK leader VK Sasikala on Monday said no prison rules were violated.

“Sasikala has not violated any rules of the Karnataka prisons manual anytime. She is wearing personal clothes as per the prison rules. The allegations are all wrong,” Advocate A Ashokan told PTI.

According to RTI activist Narasimha Murthy, a 295-page report by retired IAS officer Vinay Kumar confirmed then DIG (Prisons) D Roopa’s claims in July 2017 that Sasikala was given preferential treatment and a separate kitchen functioned for her at the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail.

“I have accessed the 295 pages report through an RTI query. The report confirms that Sasikala was given special treatment in the jail,” Mr Murthy had said on Sunday.

The reply was furnished by M R Shobha, Public Relations Officer of the Home Department.

Legal action would be taken after a copy of the report was issued to them, the advocate said.

Asked if he disregarded the RTI revelations, Mr Ashokan said he cannot comment on it until the original report was out.

Based on the then DIG (Prisons) D Roopa’s claims in July 2017 that Sasikala was given preferential treatment, the then Siddaramaiah government had ordered an inquiry by Vinay Kumar to probe the allegations.

Mr Kumar had submitted his report to the government on November 17, 2017, but its contents were not made public.

Sasikala, close aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, the late Jayalalithaa, has been lodged at the Bengaluru prison ever since her conviction by the Supreme Court in February 2017 in the disproportionate assets case along with her two relatives VN Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, all serving a 4-year jail term.

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Woman Dead After Allegedy Being Gang-Raped, Violated With Stick

The woman allegedly accused her ex-husband and his friends before dying (Representational)

Jamtara, Jharkhand: 

A woman died after she was allegedly raped by three men, including her former husband, and a stick was inserted in her private parts in Jamtara district of Jharkhand, police said Thursday.

Senior Police officer B N Singh said the woman’s ex-husband has been arrested a search is on to arrest the two others.

According to police, the woman had gone to watch a play at a theatre on Kali Puja on Wednesday night. Her former husband and two of his associates forcibly took her to a field in the village. After raping her, they inserted a stick in her private parts, police said.

On hearing the woman’s cries for help the next morning, villagers took her to a hospital in Narayanpur town from where she was referred to Jamtara Sadar Hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead.

Locals told police that she had accused her former husband and the other two men of raping her when they had found her in the field.

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Helicopter That Violated Indian Airspace Had Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir Official Aboard: Reports

The Indian Army had targeted the helicopter with small firearms around Sunday noon.


The helicopter that breached Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch on Sunday was carrying the top official of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Pakistani media reports said. The Indian Army had targeted the helicopter with small firearms for entering the country’s airspace around noon today.

According to Pakistani media channel Aaj News, the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader, the so-called “Prime Minister” of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was preparing to land in PoK’s Tarori area when the incident occurred. However, Mr Khan’s chopper managed to land safely.

In a video apparently shot by a witness, a white Pakistani helicopter was seen flying high the side of a Poonch hill amid sounds of constant gunfire — an indication that the army was trying to shoot it down.

The Pakistani helicopter was first spotted in Indian airspace at 12:13 pm, sources said.

According to norms recognised by both India and Pakistan, helicopters are not supposed to come within one kilometre of the Line of Control or LoC, and fixed-wing aircraft within 10 km. In February, a Pakistani helicopter was seen flying 300 metres from the LoC.

“Pakistan is adopting an aggressive posture… This violation of airspace is a serious matter,” Major General Ashwani Siwach (retired) told NDTV over the phone. “It needs to be seen how deep the helicopter came inside Indian territory and how long it was in Indian airspace… then only one could make out what could be the aim of this intrusion, is it recce, is it surveillance.”

However, Major General Siwach conceded that the aircraft may have crossed the LoC inadvertently. “Due to navigation problem a helicopter pilot can come by mistake,” Major General Ashwani added. “As far as small helicopters are concerned, navigation is done manually. At times they make use of landmarks on the ground.”

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Indian Duped Over $30,000 For Work Visa. She Violated Visa Norms: Report

Damanpreet Kaur said officials told her she could be served with a deportation notice (Representational)


A woman Indian IT professional in New Zealand was allegedly duped by three men who took 33,000 dollars from her in return for work visas for jobs that did not exist, and is now facing deportation for violating visa norms, according to a media report Thursday.

Damanpreet Kaur said she paid two men over 18,000 dollars for a work visa and job last year and later 15,000 dollars to a Hamilton man for the same, Radio New Zealand (RNZ) reported.

She said that she had received a one-year open work visa after completing an IT course in Auckland in March 2016, but after it expired she had trouble getting a two-year work visa.

Ms Kaur, in March 2017, was approached by two men who offered her an IT job in an internet cafe in Tauranga if she paid them 50,000 dollars. They said the job would get her a work visa and help her to eventually get a residence visa.

Tauranga is most populous city in the the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the country’s fifth largest city.

A company was set up specifically to employ her in the internet cafe with the wife of one of the men named as the company’s director and owner, Ms Kaur was quoted as saying in the report.

She paid the two Tauranga men 18,000 dollars and a Hamilton man 15,000 dollars in installments, but later discovered that the internet cafe had no working computers and there was no job.

In both cases, Ms Kaur said she received a two-year work visa that restricted her to employment by the company named on the visa, but found there was no job, the RNZ report said.

A “depressed” Ms Kaur, wanting justice served on the men, had provided New Zealand’s immigration authorities details of her claims in the hope that it will allow her to stay in the country.

Her immigration adviser, Tuariki Delamere, urged the New Zealand government to crack down on the group, who he described as “parasites”.

Ms Kaur has sent the Associate Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi a statement detailing the allegations, the report said.

According to RNZ, the Tauranga men denied the allegations while the Hamilton man didn’t return phone calls.

Ms Kaur said immigration officials had told her she could be served with a deportation notice because she was not working for the company specified on her current two-year work visa.

She said she was surviving by depending on money from her parents in India and support from her friends in New Zealand.

Ms Kaur admitted to have broken immigration rules by paying for a job.

“It’s my mistake, I apologise… But I need one last chance from immigration,” she was quoted as saying in the report.

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