Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sasikala gets 4 year jail term in DA case

Sasikala gets 4 year jail term in DA case
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 14th February 2017, set aside Karnataka High Court’s order and convicted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief V K Sasikala for 4 years in a two-decade-old disproportionate assets case. 

In  a major setback to Sasikala, who was aiming to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the Court said she must serve rest of her jail sentence of three years and six months as she has already served almost six months in jail. After being convicted in disproportionate assets by Supreme Court, Sasikala cannot contest elections for the next 6 years.

The bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy pronounced the verdict that was reserved on June 7, 2016, at around 10:30 am and convicted Sasikala in the 20-year-old corruption case. National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Ram Madhav took to twitter and said that the Governor was right for the judgement. “Shashikala convicted. Governor was right in waiting for the judgement”, he tweeted.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said that he was expecting Sasikala’s conviction. “I was expecting the conviction. I don’t think she can escape the 4 years sentence”, he was quoted by ANI.
Tamilan Prasanna, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) said the Supreme Court’s decision is a great success for Tamil Nadu people and is a victory of truth and judicial system. “This is a great success for Tamil Nadu people. It is a victory of truth and judicial system”, Prasanna said.

BJP National Spokesperson Meenakashi Lekhi also took to twitter and gave credits to Subramanian Swamy for his persistence and hard work that has convicted Sasikala in DA case. Swamy persistence & hard work has convicted sasikala , stands convicted in DA case “, she said.

Supporters of Chief Minister O. Panneer Selvam are in jubilation after Supreme Court Judgment.  

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