Study Material | Test Series
Drishti IAS
call1800-121-6260 / 011-47532596
Drishti The Vision Foundation
(A unit of VDK Eduventures Pvt. Ltd.)
prelims Test Series 2019
बेसिक इंग्लिश का दूसरा सत्र (कक्षा प्रारंभ : 22 अक्तूबर, शाम 3:30 से 5:30)
Jayalalithaa Sentenced to 4 Years in Jail; Fined 100 Crore
Sep 29, 2014

The Special Court in Bangalore convicted and sentenced Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to four years in prison and a fine of 100 crores, in the disproportionate assets case. Since the sentence in the case exceeded three years, the special court does not have jurisdiction to grant bail and she was taken into custody. The conviction in the case lead to her immediate disqualification as an MLA and made it untenable for her to hold the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.  

The other three accused in the case, V.K. Sasikala, V.N. Sudhakaran, and J. Ilavarasi, who were also convicted, were senetenced to four years in jail and a fine of 10 crores. All four accused in the case were convicted under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in the disproportionate assets case registered almost 18 years ago. 

Under Section 13(2) and 13(1)(e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, under which she has been convicted attracts a minium punishment of one year and maximum upto seven years.

It took nealry 11 years for the Special Court in Bangalore to complete the trial due to multi-round littigation before the Karnataka High Court as well as the Supreme Court over several orders passed by the court during the trial. 


Helpline Number : 87501 87501
To Subscribe Newsletter and Get Updates.

http://www.drishtiias.com/upsc-current-affairs-article-Jayalalithaa-Sentenced-to-4-Years-in-Jail-Fined-100-Crore