The Supreme court today convicted V.K.Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case for 4 years. By doing so the court set aside the acquittal of the Karnataka High court in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case and “restored in full” the trial court conviction of September 2014.
Sasikala disqualified to contest elections for 10 years
Passing the decisive judgement, the Supreme court Bench of Justices P.C. Ghose and Amitava Roy also set aside the acquittal of her two co-accused J. Ilavarasi and V.N. Sudhakaran and restored their conviction . Even after Sasikala comes out after serving her four-year sentence, she would be disqualified to contest elections for the next six years as per the Supreme Court judgment.
Pay fine of Rs. 10 crore each
Along with the 4-year imprisonment , the court also ordered the 3 accused to pay a fine of 10 crore each.
It must be recalled that the accused number 1 in this disproportionate assets case is J.Jayalalitaa, the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The SC also said the appeal filed by Karnataka government and DMK leader K. Anbazhagan against the former Chief Minister has abated after her death on December 5, 2016.