The Supreme Court which ordered the conviction of Sasikala dealt with the arithmetic blunder made by the Karnataka high court while passing an order of acquittal. The Supreme Court termed it as a fundamental blunder while striking down the order of the high court.
Where the high court had erred:
Calculation error: The method of calculating DA is wrong. If all the findings of the high court is accepted in toto, then the amount of DA is Rs 14.38 crore i.e. 41.3% and not Rs 282 crore i.e. 8.12% as held by the high court.