Indian Politician J Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has been convicted by a special court in Bangalore in the 18-year-old Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case against her.
Here is everything you need to know about the incident:
- Jayalalithaa has been sentenced for four years and will be arrested and will be imposed Rs 100 crore fine.
- Jayalalithaa is expected to be hospitalized after complaints of chest pain.
- Law and order situation in Chennai situation and Tamil Nadu is deteriorating.
- During her first tenure (1991-1996) as the chief minister, Jayalalithaa had announced that she would take just Re.1 as her salary but in the same time period her assets grew from 3 crore to 66 crore.
- The case has been going on for the past 18 years. In 1996 Dr Subramanian Swamy filed a complaint against J Jayalalithaa.
- She will have to resign as CM immediately under new guidelines for elected public representatives.
- She will be barred from contesting elections for the next 10 years, unless the conviction is overturned by a higher court.
- Over 255 prosecution witnesses and over 95 defence witnesses have been heard in the case. Jayalalithaa was also summoned by the trial court in 2011 and answered over 1,300 questions posed to her by the judge