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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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