Another big setback came in for VK Sasikala, the AIADMK General Secretary today as The Supreme Court dismissed the review petition filed by her in the Disproportionate Assets Case.
It was only a little while after the AIDMK Lead Jayalalithaa had passed away in December, the Supreme Court up-held Sasikala’s conviction in the same disproportionate assets case as Jayalalithaa in the month of February this year. This was a crucial stage for AIDMK as O Panneerselvam was about to step down from the Chief Minister’s post and the new party general secretary was hoping to become the Chief Minister.
She was sentenced a four-year jail along with a hefty fine of Rs. 10 crore. Sasikala had moved the Supreme Court requesting re-view of its verdict in the disproportionate assets case in May this year. In the review petition filed by the Sasikala and two others — V N Sudhakaran, Jayalalithaa’s foster son, and Elavarasi, widow of Sasikala’s elder brother — had challenged the setting aside of Karnataka High Court verdict acquitting her and restoring the trial court verdict. The trial court in Bengaluru had convicted Sasikala along with Jayalalithaa, Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, in the case for amassing assets disproportionate to their income.