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SC convicts Sasikala in DA case, sentences her to 4 years in prison

Sasikala, the AIADMK general secretary cannot become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, or challenge elections for about 10 years.


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned AIADMK general secretary Sasikala in the Rs 66 crore disparate assets case.

The summit court also penalized Sasikala to a prison period of 4 years, and levied a fine of Rs 10 crore on her.

Currently, the AIADMK general secretary cannot turn out to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, or even contest elections for about 10 years – which embraces 4 years of prison term.

Sasikala has also been warned by the Supreme Court to surrender instantly.

The apex court has said that Sasikala must assist over 3 years of her remaining prison tenure.

A Pew of Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Amitav Roy, who had earmarked the verdict on 7th June, 2016, gave the verdict in the case on 14th February Tuesday 2017.

Consequently, police reached the Golden Bay resort on the suburbs of Chennai to arrest Sasikala.

“Amma’s sanctity has been tainted by betrayers,” the AIADMK Twitter handle stated after the SC’s verdict contrary to Sasikala.

The apex court therefore restored in to the judgment and the verdicts of the trial court in Bengaluru which had held mortified all the suspect including Sasikala’s two relatives, Elavarasi and V N Sudhakaran.

The Karnataka High Court had past year, upsetting the trial court’s verdict, cleared the AIADMK general secretary in the case, in which late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa was also a suspect.

Sasikala has been tangled in a long and prolonged power fight with present Chief Minister O Panneerselvam for the CM’s post, succeeding Jayalalithaa’s demise.

In the meantime, the numbers in Panneerselvam’s camp endure to boost, with Mettur MLA Semmalai supporting the CM. OPS currently has 9 MLAs in his camp.

Sasikala still grips the majority, with 125 of 134 MLAs still in her camp. She has transferred a number of MLAs to Koovathur resort nearby Chennai, where they have been staying for numerous days. Sasikala on Monday stayed overnight at the resort.


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