IT officials seek jail Superintendent’s permission to quiz Sasikala

Bengaluru: Income Tax officials from Tamilnadu have sought permission of prison authorities here to question V K Sasikala in connection with a tax matter, an official said.

Sasikala, an aide of former Tamilnadu Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa was convicted in a disproportionate asset case and lodged in the Parapana Agrahara central jail here since last February.

“We have received a letter from Income Tax Department in Tamilnadu, seeking permission to question Sasikala in an I-T matter on December 13 and 14,” Jail Superintendent Somashekhar told PTI here.

Tax sleuths had last year conducted searches at premises linked to Sasikala and her kin over suspected tax evasion in various cities including Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.