Jayalalithaa's bail plea rejected



The Karnataka High Court Tuesday rejected the bail petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, abruptly ending frenzied celebrations by her supporters after one of her lawyers earlier said she had been granted conditional bail.

Justice A.V. Chandrashekara, who heard Jayalalithaa's petition, also declined to suspend the four-year jail term even after Special Public Prosecutor G. Bhavani Singh submitted he had no objection to the bail.

The AIADMK leader was convicted and sentenced for four years and fined Rs.100 crore for corruption by a special court here Sep 27. - IANS