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Jayalalithaa gets four year sentence, fined Rs. 100 crore
Saturday September 27, 2014 5:22 PM, IANS

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was Saturday sent to four years jail term and fined Rs.100 crore. She was earlier convicted in a Rs.66 crore disproportionate asset case by a special court here.


After an 18-year court battle, judge John Michael Cunha convicted 66-year old Jayalalithaa, who is general secretary of the AIADMK.

He held Jayalalithaa and three others - Sasikala and her relatives V.N.Sudhakaran and J.Illavarasi guilty. Sasikala is the close aide of Jayalalithaa.

Jayalalithaa was charged with acquiring assets worth around Rs.66 crore which is disproportionate to her known sources of income.

Following this, Jayalalithaa, also known as Amma (mother) by her party cadres, is disqualified as a member of Tamil Nadu assembly.

She became the third leading politician and the first sitting chief minister to face disqualification as a legislator after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case.

Following Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's conviction in the disproportionate assets case Saturday by a special court, AIADMK cadres began stoning buses and forced shopkeepers to down shutters in the state.

Police beefed up security outside the residences of DMK president M. Karunanidhi, his son M.K. Stalin and senior leader K. Anbazhagan.

As soon as the court decision came, AIADMK cadres started stoning buses and forced shopkeepers to down their shutters in Kanchipuram, Trichy, Madurai and other places in the state.

Some private companies decided to close early in the evening and theatres cancelled their evening shows in Chennai.

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