Chennai: The apex court restored in to the judgement and the findings of the trial court in Bengaluru which had held guilty all the accused including Sasikala’s two relatives, V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi. The trial court had sentenced Sasikala and her two relatives to four years imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10 crore each. Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years with a fine of Rs 100 crore. The Supreme Court today set aside the Karnataka High Court verdict acquitting her in the 19-year-old disproportionate assets case that also involved late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
The court judgment will bolster caretaker chief minister O Panneerselvam’s chance of gaining control of the party.
Janatha party leader Subhramanya Swamy made the case against late Chief Minister Jayalalitha arguing that she earned unlawful wealth during in time period of 1991-96. He demanded that in this period she would earned 66.65 crore rupees as her personal wealth and she demanded she gain only one rupee to serve people of Tamilnadu as a Chief Minister. The case first charged in Chennai court in 14 June 1996 and the case registered by Vigilance in 18 Sept 1996.