Top 10 facts: SC convicts Sasikala in disproportionate assets case

V K Sasikala was convicted in 21 year old disproportionate assets case by Supreme Court. Here are the top 10 facts about it.

AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) General Secretary V K Sasikala was convicted in 21 year old disproportionate assets case by Supreme Court on February 14. The Supreme Court judgement comes as a major setback for 61-year-old leader who was in a power tussle with O Panneerselvam for the chair of chief minister,

Even as prospects of Sasikala to become next cm has come shattering down, the path ahead for OPS would still not be easy as a majority of MLAs are still in former’s camp.

Here are the Top 10 facts

  • The apex court has awarded four-year imprisonment to Sasikala.
  • She is ineligible to contest elections for the next 10-years.
  • Supreme Court has also imposed a fine of rupees 10 Crore on Sasikala.
  • Along with Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran (the other two convicts) will also have to serve remainder of their 4-year sentence and pay Rs. 10 crore each.
  • SC has also ordered Chinnamma to surrender in Bengaluru trail court with immidiate effects.
  • Before surrendering the trial court Sasikala has appointed Edapadi K.Palanisamy as the new Legislative head of the party.
  • Sasikala has already served prison term of 6 months in the jail, so she will only have to serve three and half years in prison.
  • “In the past whenever Amma was in crisis, I also suffered this time also I will take it upon me. ‘Dharma’ will win”, said Sasikala after the verdict, AIADMK quotes Sasikala

  • A case was filed in 1996 against late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, following a complaint by now BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, that she had amassed over Rs 60 crore as illicit weal during her ffirst tenure as chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

  • Soli Sorabjee, former Attorney General told that, “Sasikala can file a review petition but chances of that review petition succeeding are slim”