Sasikala Natarajan will stay in jail. The Supreme Court has rejected her review petition against the order of conviction in the disproportionate assets case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has opposed the bail plea filed by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virabhadra Singh, accused of corruption charges. The CBI in its application states that it opposes the bail granted to Singh and his wife in connection with a disproportionate assets case.He is the king of the state and is involved in corrupt practices. His medical issues are common and hence the medical ground cited by him should not be considered, the CBI also said.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has been granted bail by the CBI court in Delhi. Earlier the CBI had opposed his bail plea The CBI in its application stated that it opposes the bail granted to Singh and his wife in connection with a disproportionate assets case. The court also granted bail to his wife and other accused in the case.
When the Supreme Court passed the order in the disproportionate assets case, it abated the sentence against former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa. As a result of this, the sentence of four years was abated in the event of her death. Moreover Karnataka’s review seeking a clarification on whether it could collect the Rs 100 crore fine was also rejected which meant none of the properties would be seized.
Karnataka had filed a review in the Supreme Court challenging a portion of the order in which Jayalalithaa was abated from the case.
It would be interesting to see what the Supreme Court would have to say on the review plea filed by Karnataka in which it sought a reversal of the verdict abating Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.
While delivering the verdict, the court had made observations against Jayalalithaa albiet posthumously of how she had criminally conspired with co-accused Sasikala to launder ill-gotten wealth.
AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan, who has been convicted by the Supreme Court in the DA case, took an oath at Jayalalitha’s memorial in Chennai’s Marina Beach before she left for Bengaluru to surrender.
While offering floral tibutes the the late leader’s memorial, an emotional Sasikala thumped her palm thrice on the memorial with a stern expression. She paused before the grave with wide eyes and an expression of resolve. She appeared to have vowed to come out stronger.