Written by Bella Dalima
01 Oct, 2014 | 4:06 pm
One of the most powerful and popular politicians from Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa will spend at least another week in jail.
The 66-year-old former Chief Minister’s request for bail will be heard on Tuesday, the Karnataka High Court has decided.
On Saturday, she was sentenced to four years in jail and fined Rs. 100 crore.
Jayalalithaa was arrested last weekend after being found guilty of corruption by a court in Bangalore, where the case against her was tried to ensure that the proceedings against her would be fair and free of any influence in her home state. She was replaced by another leader from her party as chief minister because her conviction means she is disqualified from office.
Here are five big quotes in the lengthy order that sentences her:
1. Prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt that Jayalalithaa acquired immovable properties worth Rs. 53 crore for which she could not account.
2. Prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt that Jayalalithaa and three other accused were party to criminal conspiracy with the object of acquiring and possessing pecuniary resource.
3. Scrutiny of bank accounts in name of the accused disclosed huge credits in cash which were not commensurate with their income.
4. There were frequent transfers of amounts between one account to another to facilitate illegal acquisition of assets.
5. Banks ordered to remit cash/Fixed Deposits of all accused, which shall be appropriated and adjusted towards the fine amounts. If the fine still falls short, gold and diamonds which were seized shall be sold to RBI, SBI or auctioned to make up deposit.
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