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Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12.10 GMT

Jayalalithaa convicted of corruption by Bangalore Court

 

A court in Bangalore convicted on Saturday Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in connection with an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. The sentencing under the Prevention of Corruption Act is expected later in the day.

The verdict came as a huge blow to the AIADMK chief, who may now be forced to step down from the chief ministerís post.

Jayalalithaa and three associates - her former close friend VK Sasikala, Sasikalaís nephew VN Sudhakaran and sister-in-law J Illavarasi - were found guilty of acquiring Rs. 66.65 crore worth of assets by corrupt means between 1991 and 1996 during her first tenure as CM.

The case was filed by the vigilance wing of the Tamil Nadu police in 1996.

 
 
   
   
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