Jayalalithaa’s bail plea dismissed…


The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday refused to grant bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

In her petition seeking immediate bail and challenging her sentence, Jayalalithaa had maintained that the charges of amassing wealth against her were false and that she had acquired property through legal means. Noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani was AIADMK supremo’s counsel.

Importantly, the prosecution said that it was not opposed to conditional bail to Jayalalithaa.

The court has also granted conditional bail to her aide Sasikala and her relatives VN Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, who were also convicted in the case.

However, details about the conditions imposed on Jayalalithaa and others are awaited.

Jayalalithaa is presently in a Bangalore prison since September 27 after she was convicted in the case and sentenced to four years imprisonment. She was also slapped a staggering fine of Rs 100 crore in the corruption case.

Sasikala, Sudhakaran, disowned foster son of the former Chief Minister, and Elavarasi were also sentenced to four years in jail, besides a fine of Rs 10 crore each.

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