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DMK-Swamy file disproportionate assets case against Jaya

1996
DMK-Swamy file disproportionate assets case against Jaya
  • The ruling DMK Government and Janata Party President, Subramanian Swamy, had filed a disproportionate asset case against Jayalalithaa.
  • Tamil Nadu Government has alleged that Jaya had amassed Rs 66.6 crore without disclosing the source of this money.
  • Jaya's close aide Sasikala, Sasikala's nephew V Sudhakaran and her sister-in-law Ilavarasi had also been named in the case.

Jaya asked to appear before Karnataka trial court

12 Sep 2011
Jaya asked to appear before Karnataka trial court
  • SC shifted the case to Karnataka as it was of the view that fair trial would not be possible in Chennai.
  • SC asked Jaya to personally appear before the Karnataka trial court in connection with her disproportionate assets case.
  • Jaya asked for the case to be shifted to another building apart from the courtroom, citing security concerns.

Jaya gets 4 years jail, Rs. 100 crore fine

27 Sep 2014
Jaya gets 4 years jail, Rs. 100 crore fine
  • Jayalalitha and 3 other co-accused sentenced to 4 years in jail.
  • Jaya fined Rs 100 crore, while others were fined Rs 10 crore each.
  • The sentence means that she stands disqualified from the state's legislative assembly's membership with immediate effect and cannot fight elections for the next 10 years.
  • A replacement for the CM would be be announced by the party.

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Any MP/MLA convicted of any offence and sentenced to imprisonment for not less than 2-years is disqualified from his/her membership and isn’t eligible to fight elections further 6-years after release

Jaya’s bail extended by 4 months by SC

18 Dec 2014
Jaya’s bail extended by 4 months by SC
  • SC extended Jaya's bail by 4 months while directing the Karnataka High Court Chief Justice to complete the hearing within 3 months.
  • SC ordered the case to be heard on a daily basis.
  • Bail was originally granted on October 17 and was then extended till April 18.
  • The 3 co-accused were also granted bail by the apex court.

SC condemns Special Public Prosecutor's appointment for Jaya

27 Apr 2015
 SC condemns Special Public Prosecutor's appointment for Jaya
  • SC said that TN Government had no authority to appoint Bhawani Singh as SPP to appear in the Karnataka High Court.
  • The judges said that appointment of SPP doesn't need to be followed by a fresh hearing of appeals of convicts.
  • DMK leader Anbazhagan earlier filed a petition seeking removal of the Government appointed SPP from the case.

Jayalalitha acquitted by the Karnataka High Court

11 May 2015
Jayalalitha acquitted by the Karnataka High Court
  • Karnataka HC acquitted Jaya and the 3 co-accused of all the charges in the 19 year old disproportionate assets case.
  • Special court's verdict was turned down by Justice C R Kumaraswamy.
  • The decision paved the way for Jayalalitha to return as the Chief Minister.
  • The verdict was important for the future of AIADMK since the polls in TN are just an year away,

And Jayalalithaa is back as CM!

23 May 2015
And Jayalalithaa is back as CM!
  • AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa was sworn in as the Tamil Nadu CM for the fifth time.
  • She made a comeback after stepping down from the position 8 months back, due to her corruption case conviction.
  • O Panneerselvam, who had been the CM in her absence, was sworn in along with 27 other ministers.
  • The ceremony was attended by many dignitaries including Rajnikanth and ICC Chief N Srinivasan.

Jayalalithaa’s acquittal to be challenged by Karnataka Govt.

2 Jun 2015
Jayalalithaa’s acquittal to be challenged by Karnataka Govt.
  • Karnataka Government is going to file an appeal against the acquittal of Jayalalithaa and 3 others in the SC.
  • The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting; Special Public Prosecutor in the case - BV Acharya, state Advocate General Ravivarma Kumar and the state Law Department have concurred with the decision.
  • According to the law minister, this was being done "legally on merit".

Karnataka government lists ‘errors’ in Jayalalithaa acquittal

20 Jan 2016
Karnataka government lists ‘errors’ in Jayalalithaa acquittal
  • The Karnataka government has registered point-by-point highlights of Karnataka High Court's "errors" while taking the decision on the disproportionate assets case involving Jayalalitha.
  • The government gave "16 points of contention" against the 11 May 2015 judgment.
  • The government also pointed out that Public Prosecutor was "never given the opportunity" of an oral hearing and hence the decision was erroneous.