Sasikala is convicted for her crime by supreme court. She is sentenced for four years. She will not become chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
The Supreme Court has held VK Sasikala, AIADMK chief, guilty of helping former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa amass illicit wealth worth over 60 crores in the 1990s and has convicted her. Ms Sasikala will have to surrender immediately and will send to jail. This puts an end to her claim to be Tamil Nadu’s next chief minister – she cannot hold public office or contest elections for the period of her jail term and six years after that.
The case dragged on for 18 years. On 27 September 2014, a Special Court convicted all four accused – Jayalalithaa, Sasikala Natarajan, Ilavarasi and V.N. Sudhakaran and sentenced them to four years simple imprisonment. In May 2015, the Karnataka High Court overturned the trial court’s verdict and acquitted Jayalalithaa and others of all charges. This paved the way for Jayalalithaa’s return to power as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on the 23rd of May, 2015.
Finally, on 14 February 2017, the Supreme Court convicted all four in the case, essentially putting an end to Sasikala’s political ambitions.
The Assets Case :
The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was accused of amassing disproportionate wealth to the tune of Rs. 66 crore disproportionate to her known sources of income during the period of her first term as Chief Minister.
The accused in the case were: