In a major blow for the AIADMK, Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was sentenced to 4 year imprisonment after being convicted in 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.
She was also fined Rs 100 crores. The case was filed by Subramanian Swamy in 1996.
J Jayalalithaa, co-accused Sasikala, Sudhakaran, Ilavarasi have been convicted under Sec120 b, 109 of IPC.
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Her former friend Sasikala and her former foster son have also been found guilty. All four convicted also get four years in jail and will have to pay Rs 10 crore as fine.
According to police, a state-owned transport corporation bus was set on fire at Veppur village and nearly 20 buses were damaged in stone-pelting in Cuddalore district.
First Post reports, “Jayalalithaa immediately ceases to be a Member of the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly and consequently chief minister of the state.
“The Governor has reportedly already called for a meeting with the Chief Secretary to monitor the law and order situation in the state as well as prepare for further administration decisions.”
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“As expected, DMK leaders hailed the Bangalore special court’s verdict. TKS Elangovan told Times Now, “Justice was delayed but not denied. We were accused to levelling false charges against her, now we have been proven right.”