Supreme Court grants interim bail to Jayalalithaa
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, undergoing jail term of four years for amassing disproportionate assets.
A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu on October 13 had posted the case for hearing on October 17 after senior advocate Fali S Nariman pleaded to the court to “accommodate” the case in this week itself.
October 17 was the last chance for Jayalalithaa to come out of jail before Diwali as the apex court will go on vacation for a week after Friday.
Jayalalithaa, who was denied bail by Karnataka high court following her conviction and four year sentence in a graft case, had moved the Supreme Court for bail on October 9.
(Supporters celebrate granting of bail to Jayalalithaa at AIADMK headquarters in Chennai. TOI photo by Julie Marriappan
The AIADMK chief, who has been behind bars since September 27, has challenged the high court order which had refused her bail.
Jayalalithaa has pleaded that she has been sentenced to only four years jail in the case and she is also suffering from various ailments as grounds for her immediate relief.
The former chief minister also cited grounds of being senior citizen and woman for getting out of jail.
The 66-year-old politician was denied bail by the high court on October 7 despite the Special Public Prosecutor not objecting to grant of conditional bail to her.
The high court had also rejected the bail pleas by Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala and her relatives V N Sudhakaran, disowned foster-son of the former chief minister, and Ilavarasi, who have also been sent to four years in jail in the 18-year-old case.
The special court had held Jayalalithaa and three others guilty of corruption. The court had also slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore on the AIADMK chief and Rs 10 crore fine on each of the three other convicts.
(Times of India)
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This is very bad antecedent. Under what grounds supreme court grants bail for her ?
She is influencing judicial system through agitation of masses. Suicide of 19 or any number should not be taken into account for bail. Let any number suicide ! but not the justice in the country.
I’m not sure why all of us (Srilankans) worry on this lady.
What they can do to SL if we are correct and we are nation which act as standalone?
There are many rowdy politicians, drug dealers, killers and smugglers are in our own parliament under the safe hood.
Most of ministers are getting a salary which is very average like to an executive in a private company, yet they are having bungalows, luxury vehicles, hotels and many more things which we cant imagine how they earn.
If we have proper bodies to find how they earn such and react lawful we are the ones to stand and act.
Why are we worrying on peoples on other lands?
If UN is trying to sanction on us and point fingers on us, why we act blindly, are any of our south people did a single thing by each family to show the truth?
All of these things are questions which unanswered.
Lets worry on us, stop acting or commenting on others, we should stand among us and show lawful acts within our country.
Look at your own-selves.
We have many things to correct among us. Just do it….