Apex court to pronounce final verdict in the case of disproportionate assets
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 13-Feb-2017

Chennai, Feb 13 : Amidst the political chaos in the state of Tamil Nadu the Supreme Court will give its final ruling on the Karnataka government's plea challenging the acquittal of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala in the case of disproportionate assets.

The bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy would pronounce the verdict which was was reserved on June 7, 2016.

This verdict of apex court will decided the faith of VK Sasikala who is pitching hard for the top job of chief minister after the resignation of O Paneerselvam blaming V K Sasikala for manipulating the political situation.

Earlier the Karnataka government had challenged the May 11, 2015, state High Court verdict acquitting Jayalalithaa, Sasikala in the case of disproportionate assets during her first term as Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996.

The court had sentenced Jayalalithaa, four years in jail and imposed a Rs 100 crore fine in the disproportionate assets case. The trial lasted for 18 years. If the apex court convicts Sasikala, she will be sent to jail and will not be allowed to contest elections for six years.