SC Refuses To Declare Jaya As Convict In DA Case
New Delhi: The Supreme Court dismissed the review petition filed by Karnataka government to declare former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa as convict in the disproportionate assets case. It is a known fact that the apex court while delivering judgement in the case two months ago said that the appeals filed by Karnataka government and DMK leader Anbazhagan against the former CM abated after her death.
However, the Karnataka government filed a review petition last month to declare the role of J. Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case, so that they can recover the 100 crore penalty imposed by the court. It also pleaded that unless she was held guilty, they can’t recover the penalty amount.
The Supreme Court on February 14 setting aside the Karnataka High Court verdict, upheld the trial court’s ruling on conviction of the accused, ordered Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudkharan to surrender before the trial court in Bangalore. It was twenty four hours after the verdict was delivered that Sasikala and others surrendered before the trial court as the apex court refused to give her time to surrender.