Bangalore: As soon as news of Jayalalithaa’s bail reached them, jubilant All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam cadre gathered outside the Parappana Agrahara, Central prison complex on Friday. They were desperate to catch a glimpse of their general secretary by evening, but were in for yet another disappointment as the formalities for her release could not be completed in time.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (Prisons) P.M. Jayasimha said: “Ms. Jayalalithaa could not be released from prison on Friday since we did not get the court orders in time. Her release is an eventuality on Saturday.”
He added that he met her on Friday after she was granted bail. “She was calm and her health is also fine,” he said.
There were prohibitory orders around the prison and arrangements were made at HAL Airport where a special chartered flight was ready to fly Jayalalithaa to Chennai.