Live blog - Jayalalitha slapped with 4 year jail term, Rs 100 crore fine

Live blog - Jayalalitha slapped with 4 year jail term, Rs 100 crore fine

In a major setback for Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, a special session court in Bangalore on Saturday convicted her and other accused in Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case.  

5.10 pm: Sentences are out. All accused J Jayalalithaa, N Sasikalaa, J Elavarasi and V N Sudhakaran get four years imprisonment. Judge slaps a fine of Rs 100 crore on Jayalalithaa and Rs 10 crore each on other convicts. If they fail to pay the fine, they will have to serve an additional one year in jail.

 4 pm: It’s official. Jayalalithaa convicted in graft case. Sentencing awaited

3: 25 pm:

Tense situation in Tamil Nadu. Clashes between DMK and AIADMK workers reported from various parts of Chennai

2: 10 pm: The judgment in Jaya's DA case adjourned till 3pm

1: 48 pm: Security beefed up at DMK office, leaders' residences

1: 44 pm: Celebrations break out outside DMK chief Karunanidhi's Gopalapuram residence in Chennai as reports claim that Jayalalithaa has been held guilty in disproportionate assets case.

12.38 pm: Local TV reports that Judge has found Jaya guilty. Convicts her under Prevention of Corruption Act Section 13 (1) (E)

11:46 am: The judgment in Jaya's DA case adjourned till 1pm

11: 40 am: Chaotic scenes near the court premises, unruly supporters of Jayalalithaa lathicharged.

11: 36 am: If Jaya is convicted for less than three years, she gets one month to appeal. If she gets convicted for more than three years, she will be taken to jail immediately. But in both situations she ceases to be an MLA. Of course, there is also a possibility that the judge may acquit her.

11: 32 am: John Michael D'Cunha will read judgement anytime now. Prosecution and defence lawyers inside the court, along with all accused.

11: 29 am: Four BSF companies have been deployed at the special court to manage the crowd. AIADMK supporters have been asked to keep away from the court premises. Many Tamil Nadu ministers among them.

10.58 am: There are four accused in the case. Jayalalithaa, Sasikala and Ilavarasi arrived together in the same convoy while the fourth accused VN Sudhakaran had arrived earlier.

10.53 am: Jayalalithaa should be convicted, says Subramanian Swamy. He filed the original case against her.

10.42 am : Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha reaches special court in Bangalore
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