SC to pronounce verdict in Jayalalithaa's corruption case soon

AIADMK general secretary and soon-to-be Tamil Nadu CM Sasikala Natarajan is also a co-accused in the case.

SC to pronounce verdict in Jayalalithaa

Two months after her death, the Supreme Court on Monday said it would pronounce its verdict in the corruption case against former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa within a week.

AIADMK general secretary and soon-to-be Tamil Nadu CM Sasikala Natarajan is also a co-accused in the case.

Jayalalithaa was booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act in 1996 for allegedly amassing unaccounted wealth.


The Congress government in Karnataka moved the Supreme Court in 2015 after the state high court acquitted her in the case.

A special court in Bengaluru had earlier in 2014 found her guilty and sentenced her to four years imprisonment along with her close aide Sasikala. Jayalalithaa had to temporarily vacate the chief minister post, but came back to power in the 2016 assembly elections.

With Sasikala being elected as AIADMK general secretary, a position held by Jayalalithaa for decades, expelled party MP Sasikala Pushpalata moved the Election Commission questioning the validity of her elevation as she is facing corruption charges.

Sasikala is set to take over as the state chief minister, with O Pannerselvam resigning from the post “citing personal reasons”.

She will become the third woman to lead the government in Tamil Nadu after MGR’s wife Janaki Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa.