Jayalalitha gets 4-year jail term

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has been sentenced to four years in jail and slapped a fine of Rs. 100 crore in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.
 
Judge John Michael Cunha pronounced the verdict.
 
Jayalalithaa has been convicted under Section 13(2) and 13(1) (e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
 
The conviction will lead to her immediate disqualification as an MLA and subsequent stepping down as Chief Minister.
 
Jayalalitha's aide Sasikala, V N Sudhakaran, and J Ilavarasi have also been convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
 
Judge John Michael Cunha has also sentenced Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s aides - V K Sasikala, V N Sudhakaran, and J Ilavarasi to 4 years and fine of Rs. 12 crore.
 
All have been convicted under Section 13(2) and 13(1) (e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
 
PTI adds: The Rs. 66.65-crore assets case dates back to Jayalalithaa’s first term as Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996. It was filed before a special court in Chennai in 1997 by Tamil Nadu’s Department of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC).
 
The case was transferred to Bangalore’s Special Court in 2003 by the Supreme Court on a petition filed by DMK leader K Anbazhagan, who had expressed doubts over the conduct of a fair trial with Jayalalithaa as Chief Minister.(The Hindu)

  Comments - 34

  • ban Saturday, 27 September 2014 03:27 PM

    except one country in the world, has fair legal system

    Shankar Sunday, 28 September 2014 10:04 AM

    If this happens in Srilanka Prisons will be full and Parliment empty.
    There wont be provincial concils since most of them too will be in Prison.

    I wish Saturday, 27 September 2014 03:42 PM

    I wish the Sri Lankan court can be independent like the Indian one. We would have similar sentences passed on the whole family.

    Dass Saturday, 27 September 2014 03:46 PM

    May this be a wake up call for all the maha rajas.

    Lula Saturday, 27 September 2014 09:22 PM

    taste of her own medicine via DM Android App

    Sujeewa Sunday, 28 September 2014 11:04 AM

    How unpatriotic are most of the above comments. No body made remarks on Jayalalitha UNTIL the Indian courts proved that. Instead of being happy of this new move, what you all are talking is rubbish. If you have any evidence that the Sri Lankan politicians have robber your resources, be a human with a spine. Make a complaint. Don't be spineless and make all kinds of rubbish comments.

    kumar Sunday, 28 September 2014 11:08 AM

    What an ignorance! Anyone come to that position will continue the same policy!

    PRASANNAJIT Saturday, 27 September 2014 04:05 PM

    That is called independent judiciary.

    shek Sunday, 28 September 2014 08:30 AM

    Lady Rowdy via DM Android App

    NADARAJAH Saturday, 27 September 2014 04:34 PM

    GOOD LESSON FOR ALL CORRUPT POLITICIANS.

    Azeez Saturday, 27 September 2014 10:08 PM

    Akka paw Appa

    Mottayah Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:10 PM

    [quote name="Ashok"][quote name="Saman"]Will we see this happening in Sri Lanka in our lifetime?[/quote]
    [quote name="Saman"]Will we see this happening in Sri Lanka in our lifetime?[/quote] Never in your life time. Lets wait and see when Mahinda steps down.[/quote]
    Two options...steps down or is shown how to do that.

    Blessing Saturday, 27 September 2014 04:40 PM

    If she had done politics in Sri-Lanka, she would have been a free bird regardless of what she did.

    Mottayah Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:13 PM

    [quote name="Shankar"]If this happens in Srilanka Prisons will H be full and Parliment empty.
    There wont be provincial concils since most of them too will be in Prison.[/quote]
    Ha Ha...we will then have elections propaganda in prisons ..and even then, the elections will be rigged.

    Farook Saturday, 27 September 2014 10:11 PM

    Do the crime pay the time.... via DM Android App

    Public Saturday, 27 September 2014 04:45 PM

    Now she can peacefully watch the IPL matches involving CSK Vs Scorches and others for the next four years. Hope there is no presidential pardons in India like in SL.

    antonsunil77 Saturday, 27 September 2014 04:45 PM

    Will this be end of LTTE champion in TN

    Labby Saturday, 27 September 2014 12:40 PM

    There goes my everything .....

    sarathsk Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:12 PM

    It seems she finally got what she has been asking for via DM Android App

    sll Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:18 PM

    The supposed to be primeminister in India is giing to jail for corruption. Only in India..... via DM Android App

    sri Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:42 PM

    yeah right, you must have come down from a different planet or what? In India even though there is corruption there have been past priministers who have gone to jail

    Saman Saturday, 27 September 2014 12:56 PM

    Will we see this happening in Sri Lanka in our lifetime?

    mount Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:26 PM

    TOO MUCH. SONYAs revenge

    ManuSena Sunday, 28 September 2014 07:11 PM

    she should have requested the trial to be done in SL with the help of our king...king could have earned another quick buck and Jayalalitha free today where Subramanian going to gallows instead... via DM Android App

    sam Sunday, 28 September 2014 10:39 AM

    president or street begger . law is law . those countries before jugment juges not resigne. via DM Android App

    VoiceOfLanka Monday, 29 September 2014 05:02 AM

    Your definition of 'patriotic' is obey, heed and worship rulers even if they set fire to SL. In that case, is the the judge who passed sentence on Jayalalitha a traitor?

    mack Monday, 29 September 2014 10:57 AM

    Modi faced genocide charges and today his prime minister of India jeya could one day be prime minister of India too via DM Android App

    Dissa Monday, 29 September 2014 07:12 AM

    I think she may use this mony over inocent Tamil people in SL crocodile tears via DM Android App

    RRohan Saturday, 27 September 2014 08:14 PM

    LALITHA u had 30Kg. Gold & nw in jail.... GOOD LESSON. . SRI LANKA need similar system. .. and every party politicos should live and act according to their religion. ..HOW MUCH U COLLECT (EARN) U all die within 480 MONTHS... or earlier than that...So why collect. ..collect. .until death collect... Live like OTARA...serve to others.. Give up collecting ideas and think about donating. Otherwise next life. . BORN AS.... via DM Android App

    Regi Saturday, 27 September 2014 02:45 PM

    It shows nobody, whoever it is, is above the law. But here one can bend the laws according to his wishes.

    DMK Saturday, 27 September 2014 02:58 PM

    Another big blow to LTTE terrorist support groups.

    Gamarala Saturday, 27 September 2014 03:02 PM

    "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones"

    Ashok Saturday, 27 September 2014 03:07 PM

    [quote name="Saman"]Will we see this happening in Sri Lanka in our lifetime?[/quote]
    [quote name="Saman"]Will we see this happening in Sri Lanka in our lifetime?[/quote] Never in your life time. Lets wait and see when Mahinda steps down.

    ds Sunday, 28 September 2014 09:26 AM

    How many years jail term if our Lokka is tried?


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