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Jayalalithaa to remain in jail till Oct 7

Jayalalithaa to remain in jail till Oct 7

India Blooms News Service | 01 Oct 2014, 05:46 pm
Chennai/Bangalore, Oct 1 (IBNS): Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa will continue to remain behind bars till Oct 7 (next Tuesday) at least as the Karnataka High Court vacation bench judge adjourned the hearing on her bail plea on Tuesday till that date.

The AIADMK chief had moved the Karnataka HC on Monday seeking bail and suspension of the sentence ordered by the Special CBI court that convicted her for possessing wealth disproportionate to her known sources of income.

Appearing for Jayalalitha, noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani filed a criminal appeal in the high court seeking suspension of the sentence.

In her petition, Jayalalithaa has dismissed the allegations against her as politically motivated and filed a criminal revision petition challenging her conviction in the High Court.

Two interlocutory applications (I/A) have also been filed seeking stay on the conviction and bail. She has sought immediate bail also on grounds of ill-health.

Earlier on Saturday, Jayalalithaa, three others including her long-time associate Sashikala were convicted in the 18 year-old corruption case by a special court in Bangalore.

The case was filed in 1996 by Subramanian Swamy, now a BJP leader, in 1996.

It was argued in the court that she had amassed property worth Rs. 66.65 crores - including 30 kg of gold, 12,000 saris and 2000 acres of land- despite not taking any salary as chief minister.

In reply, Jayalalithaa has said that she acquired her property and other assets through legal means, which was quashed by the special court. 

Jayalalithaa to remain in jail till Oct 7

India Blooms News Service
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