Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa sentenced to 4 years in jail
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has been convicted by a special court in Bangalore sentenced to 4 years in jail. In the 18 year-old Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case against her. This verdict will have huge ramifications on the state polity and her government, leaving her AIADMK party stunned and casting a massive shadow on her political future.
This is a huge setback to Jayalalithaa and AIADMK party. Her conviction has led to violent protests in Tamil Nadu
Highlights of This case:
1. Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa has been sentenced for four years, set to be arrested.
2. Jayalalithaa likely to be hospitalised after complaints of chest pain.
3. Her conviction has led to violent protests in Tamil Nadu
4. Police sources report an attempt of immolation at Poes Garden, the residence of Jayalalithaa.
5. Southern districts and towns are facing power cuts since morning. Traffic has also been interrupted in many parts of the city.
6. There have been clashed between DMK and AIADMK cadres near DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s residence in Chennai.
7. Traffic along the entire Arcot Road and K K Nagar in the city has been blocked by AIADMK cadres.
8. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa tells the court that the case is politically motivated, and intended to harass her. She also says that she is suffering from health problems.
9. The Intelligence Bureau has given direction to tighten security across Tamil Nadu and highways.