Sasikala moves Supreme Court seeking review of DA case judgment

Besides Sasikala, two other convicts V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, all relatives, have also appealed the Supreme Court.

AIADMK leader Sasikala has moved Supreme Court seeking a review of the 19-year-old disproportionate assets (DA) case in which she was sentenced to a four-year jail term.

Besides Sasikala, two other convicts V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, all relatives, are also part of the appeal.

Earlier on February 14, the apex court had upheld the trial court order in DA case in which three of them were sentenced for four years and fined Rs 10 crore.

Appeals against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who was also an accused in the case, was abated as she died on December 5.

Sasikala and the three others have cited the earlier Supreme Court order in which the judges had observed that when the appeals against one person stands abated in a case, appeals against other accused should also be abated.

They are accused of amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 66.65 crore during Jayalalithaa's first term as chief minister from 1991 to 1996.

The verdict had disqualified Sasikala from becoming a legislator and consequentially she can't be chief minister either for six years from the date of release of prison under the Representation of the People Act.