Jayalalitha to stay in jail; Karnataka High Court rejects bail plea

Jayalalitha to stay in jail; Karnataka High Court rejects bail plea

Written by Bella Dalima

07 Oct, 2014 | 3:42 pm

J Jayalalitha will stay in jail for now. The Karnataka High Court rejected the former Tamil Nadu chief minister’s bail plea, saying the Supreme Court had sent out clear message that corruption cases should be put on fast track.

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported in Indian media that the Karnataka high court had been granted conditional bail to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha in the disproportionate assets case.

Last week the High Court vacation bench deferred hearing till October 7  the bail pleas of Jayalalitha and her close aide Sasikala and her relatives VN Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, who were also convicted in the case.

Jaya was sentenced to four years in jail and Rs. 100 crore fine after being found guilty by a special court in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.

She was convicted of misusing her office during her first stint  as chief minister from 1991 to 1996 to accumulate wealth beyond her known sources of income.

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