Rs 110 crore fine recovered from Sasikala, Jaya will go to TN coffers

jayagoldConvicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan has been ordered to pay a fine by the Supreme Court of India.

In the case of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the case stood abated since she is no more, but the fine of Rs 100 crore imposed on her too will have to be recovered. So who will get this money once it is recovered?

Read more

Advertisements

How Sasikala can pay the Rs 10 crore fine imposed by Supreme Court

sasikalaSasikala Natarajan will have to spent an additional 13 months in jail if she fails to pay the fine of Rs 10 crore imposed on her by the Supreme Court of India which convicted her in the disproportionate assets case.

A circular was issued on Tuesday which directed her to pay the fine failing which she would have to spend 13 months in jail apart from the 3.6 year sentence she is serving since the past week.

Read more

If security is Sasikala’s concern, then a transfer to Tihar will keep her safe

sasijailIt has been a week since AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan was convicted and sent to the Bengaluru central prison after being convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. The media is going to town with stories on what she wears and what she eats and that she is desperately seeking a transfer to a jail in Tamil Nadu.

A prisoner swap programme is available and if both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu agree for a transfer. However, with a (Tamil Nadu) government in place that is so ‘friendly’ to her, the chances are remote.

Read more 

TN ministers not allowed to meet Sasikala in jail

sasi-jail1Bengaluru, Feb 21: Three ministers in the newly sworn in government of the Tamil Nadu were not allowed to meet Sasikala Natarajan at the central jail in Bengaluru.

The three ministers D Srivasan, Sengottaiyan and Sellur Raju had travelled from Chennai to meet Sasikala who is lodged in jail after she was convicted in the disproportionate assets case.

Read more 

TN cabinet sworn in with Edapaddi Palanisami as CM

Chennai: Chief Minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami being presenting a floral bouquet by Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao after he taking the oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday. PTI Photo R Senthil Kumar(PTI2_16_2017_000213B)

Edapaddi Palanisami took over as the 13th chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Thursday. He was administered the oath of office by Governor of Tamil Nadu (and Maharashtra) Vidyasagar Rao.

 The Raj Bhavan which was packed with AIADMK supporters chanting long live Amma and long live Chinamma.

Jaya DA case: Meet B V Acharya, who made sure Sasikala went to jail

acharyaFor senior counsel B V Acharya, the special public prosecutor in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case, it is a job well done. He has battled all odds, stood his ground and ensured that the case of 20 years was taken to its logical conclusion. Acharya’s stint as the SPP in this case was anything but easy.

Brutally honest and straight forward, he was a thorn for the accused. He had to deal with the frustrations of the numerous adjournments and also those chaotic scenes in court. In 2012, he came under immense pressure from the then BJP government in Karnataka to give up either the post of advocate general or SPP.

Read more

Finally she is CM, candle maker: Twitterati jibes at jailed Sasikala

sasTwitter never fails to entertain. There were a series of tweets mocking Convicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan, who is now in jail after being convicted in the disproportionate assets case. But the one that stood out was, “Finally she is CM, candle maker in prison.”

Sasikala’s conviction came at a very crucial time for her. She was in a tearing hurry to become the chief minister of Tamil Nadu and had even carted away AIADMK MLAs to a resort to avoid poaching. However the conviction by the Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped her march into the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly.

Read more

Fearing attack, 10 constables guard Sasikala in B’luru jail

sasi2There is tight security around the cell in which Convicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan is lodged. Based on an intelligence report that she could be attacked in jail, 10 women constables have been deployed to guard her.

Officers suspect that there are some prisoners in the central jail who hail from Tamil Nadu who could try and attack her. However, officials do not rule out the possibility of an attack being stage-managed like was seen on Wednesday when she arrived at the court.

Read more

Did Sasikala stage-manage violence to seek transfer to a TN jail?

violenceThere were chaotic scenes outside the central jail in Bengaluru on Wednesday, as AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan surrendered before the special court after being convicted in the disproportionate assets case.

Police sources suspect that the violence that took place outside the court hall was a stage managed one.

Read more 

Rs 65,700: Sasikala’s take-home at the end of her jail term

sasiBengaluru, Feb 16: AIADMK interim chief Sasikala is in jail and will remain there for the next 3.6 years unless she gets a remission of sentence due to good conduct. As she entered the jail on Wednesday, she was handed over the jail uniform — a blue saree, plate and a tumbler.
The work allotted to her was candle making at Rs 50 a day. If Sasikala remains in jail for the entire tenure of 3.6 years and makes candles every day then she would earn an approximate of Rs 65,700. This amount would be given to her at the end of her jail term.

Read more