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Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalithaa

New Delhi

17-October-2014

The Supreme Court Friday granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, convicted of possessing assets disproportionate to her known sources of income.

Along with Jayalalithaa, her aide Sasikala and two others have also been granted bail.

She is presently in a Bangalore jail after her conviction in a disproportionate assets case.

n the 18-year-old case, the trial court in Bangalore Sep 27 convicted Jayalalithaa for possessing assets disproportionate to her known sources of income and sentenced her to a four jail term and Rs. 100 crore fine. The case against Jayalalithaa and three others related to period from 1991 to 1996 involving Rs.66.65 crores when she became chief minister for the first time.

Jayalalithaa had moved to the Supreme Court last Thursday seeking the bail.- IANS