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Jayalalithaa acquitted in DA case

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In an alleviation to previous Tamil Nadu Chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, an exceptional seat of the Karnataka High Court on Monday vindicated her in the Rs.66.65-crore lopsided assest’ case. She was sentenced and sentenced to four years’ detainment by a lower court prior.

Purporting the quite anticipated verdict on the appeal by 67-year-old Jayalalithaa recorded against the trial court judgment on September 27, 2014, Justice C.R. Kumaraswamy put aside all the charges on which she was convicted, sentenced to four years’ correctional facility term and fined Rs.100 crore. The charges were not “sustainable”, the judge ruled. The judge requested the lower court to release Jayalalithaa’s assests that were seized amid the case.


The case delayed for a long time first in Tamil Nadu and later in Karnataka after the Supreme Court exchanged it to Bengaluru in November 2002. The judge additionally absolved Jayalalithaa’s three co-convicts who were sentenced for a long time of penitentiary term and fined Rs.10 crore each.

The three co-convicts are Sasikala Natarajan, her nephew V.N. Sudhakaran and her close relative J. Ellavarsi. Sudhakaran is additionally the abandoned foster child of Jayalalithaa. The summit court on October 17, 2014, allowed a break safeguard till December 18 to Jayalalithaa and the three co-convicts by suspending her sentence. Their bail was subsequently extended till May 12.

Jayalalithaa had additionally spent three weeks from September 27 to October 17 in the focal penitentiary on the city’s edges after the high court dismisses her safeguard appeal to on October 7 and till the pinnacle court conceded her between time abandon October 17. Many supporters and cadres of the decision AIADMK in Tamil Nadu welcomed the decision with uproarious cheers, blasting of sparklers and moving in Cubbon Park, a km far from the high court complex.

About twelve legal advisors of Jayalalithaa and the three others likewise appropriated desserts and traded welcome with her supporters and her party leaders inside minutes after the decision was conveyed around 11 a.m.


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