New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala in a disproportionate assets case. She will not be able to contest elections for 10 years or hold public office. She has been ordered to surrender to the law enforcement authorities immediately to serve the remainder of her four-year jail term. Sasikala, along with former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, was accused of allegedly amassing disproportionate asserts to the tune of Rs 66.65 crore during Jayalalithaa’s first term as Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996. Her relatives V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi are also accused. Police was kept on high alert in Chennai and across Tamil Nadu to prevent any untoward incidents ahead of the SC verdict in the DA case in Delhi. In Chennai, Policemen deployed outside Golden Bay Resort. Policemen also deployed outside Poes Garden. AIADMK leader M Thambidurai reaches Golden Bay Resort to meet Sasikala. Fisheries minister D Jayakumar arrives at Golden Bay Resorts. One more MLA joins Panneerselvam camp, just half an hour before the SC verdict. Supreme Court convicts Sasikala, asks her to surrender immediately. Trial court to take Sasikala and others into custody.
The Supreme Court reverses a 2015 Karnataka HC verdict, and restores a trial court order of Rs 10-crore fine and confiscation of properties. Sasikala barred from fighting elections for ten years. She will spend four years in jail. Proceedings against former CM Jayalalitha’s stand abated. SC, however, found incriminating evidence against Jayalalithaa.
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