Friday , March 22 2019

Supreme Court: Jayalalithaa will not be declared convict in Corruption Case


Karnataka government moved to the Supreme Court seeking a review of its verdict through which it had abated the proceedings  in the disproportionate Property case against  Jayalalithaa but the court  rejected the appeal.

The Supreme Court says that the Former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa was not declared as convict in the corruption case and rejected the Karnataka Government’s appeal.

Last Month the Government of Karnataka moved to the Supreme Court seeking a review of disproportionate properties case of Rs 66 crores against the former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

In February, the top court set aside the Karnataka HC order and  released the accused Jayalalithaa and VK Sasikala.

In its plea, the administration of Karnataka described the Judgment as “error on the face record.”

Along with Sasikala, two others are considered as convicts in the corruption case while ending the proceedings against Jayalalithaa as she passed away .  The court finally cleared that the fine enforced on Jayalalithaa can be recovered.

The apex court had upheld in the trial court and found disproportionate assets worth Rs. 53.60 crore, which Jayalalithaa and the three others could not account for. The Central Bureau of Investigation suspected that the value of the assets worth Rs. 66.65 crore.

It said a criminal appeal in graft cases is on a different footing as there is an allegation of acquisition of disproportionate assets by a public servant.

An appeal said that the abatement of proceedings was incorrect and there was no provision either in the Supreme Court or in the constitution rules about it.

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By the Bangalore court the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four year jail term along with a penalty of 100 crores and Ms. Sasikala who is 60 years old was sentenced to around three-and-half years out of four years awarded by the trial court and at present she was already in Jail and completed six months in prison.

The conviction of Sasikala’s two relatives was also upheld by the apex court and they were directed to capitulate forthwith to serve their four-year term.

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