Sasikala convicted in DA case, gets 4-year-jail
AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala has been convicted by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case. The court orders her and her two relatives to surrender immediately and will be sent to jail for four years. She will have to pay a fine, which has been reduced from Rs 100 crore to Rs 10 crore.
This means she will be unable to stand for elections for six years and hold public office.
The disproportionate assets case dates back to 1996. J Jayalalithaa, Sasikala and her two relatives, Ilavarasi and Sudhagaran, had been convicted in the case that alleged that the former chief minister owned assets far exceeding her known sources of income. After they were acquitted in 2015, an appeal was filed in the Supreme Court. J Jayalalithaa has been abated in the case since she is more.
Remains to be seen whether the MLAs who were with her will now move to the OPS camp.
Sasikala’s journey ends in jail, for now.