Violent protests in Tamil Nadu following Jaya's conviction
Following Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's conviction in the disproportionate assets case Saturday by a special court, AIADMK cadres began stoning buses and forced shopkeepers to down shutters in the state.
AIADMK activists stoned buses and forced shopkeepers to close their shops in Kanchipuram, Trichy, Madurai and other places in the state.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy's house was also stoned by the AIADMK cadres.
Jayalalithaa was convicted in a Rs.66 crore disproportionate assets case. Following this, she is disqualified as a member of the Tamil Nadu assembly.
After an 18-year court battle, judge John Michael Cunha convicted 66-year-old Jayalalithaa, who is general secretary of the AIADMK.
In some places policemen pacified the AIADMK cadres who were trying to force shop owners to pull down their shutters. - IANS