Supreme Court on Tuesday, convicted AIADMK General Secretary, VK Sasikala in the 21-year-old disproportionate assets case.

Setting aside Karnataka High Court’s previous order, the apex court awarded VK Sasikala a jail term of 4 years, asking her to surrender immediately.

Also read: ‘Dharma will triumph’, says Sasikala

A bench of two judges P C Ghose and Amitava Roy pronounced their judgment ruling that Sasikala conspired along with J Jayalalithaa to amass wealth in excess of 60 crores, in the 1990s.

Justice Roy, in a concurring judgment, expressed deep concern over the “escalating menace of corruption in society”.

SC’s ruling dashes any hopes for Sasikala to become CM of Tamil Nadu. Moreover, she will be not eligible to hold any public office or contest elections for at least 6 years.

Also read: Sasikala, Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets case, all you need to know

The decision is expected to end the political slugfest between AIADMK General Secretary, VK Sasikala and caretaker CM, O Panneerselvam in Tamil Nadu.

Here are the LIVE updates: 

10: 25 pm | Case (DA) was filed by DMK, I’ll handle this; You (MLAs) have to remain resolute and make sure ppl question DMK’s existence, says VK Sasikala

10:18 pm | VK Sasikala breaks down while speaking; says “No force can separate me from AIADMK; no matter where I’ll be, I’ll always think about party.”

10:10 pm | I feel so satisfied that despite facing troubles, MLAs are supporting me, says VK Sasikala

10:00 pm | Deepa Jayakumar enters politics; joins hands with O Panneerselvam

9:55 pm | Sasikala to leave for Bengaluru tomorrow: Sources

9:49 pm | Jaya’s niece says that her political career started from today.

9:43 pm| Sasikala leaves Golden resort; heads for Poes garden 

9:25 pm | Jaya’s neice joins O Panneerselvam camp

9:18 pm | Jaya’s niece Deepa Jayakumar meets O Panneerselvam at Jayalalithaa’s memorial

9:10 pm | O Panneerselvam heads to Jaya memorial again at Marina beach.

06:17 pm | Palaniswamy presents list of MLAs supporting him to the Governor.

06:13 pm | Palaniswamy’s meeting with Governor ends. He stakes claim to form government.

03: 48 pm | AIADMK chief Palanisamy on his way to meet Governor at Raj Bhawan.

03: 43 pm | Section 144 imposed in Kuvathur where the AIADMK MLAs are staying in a resort.

03: 38 pm | OPM delegation to head back to Chennai. The delegation had senior leaders from the Panneerselvam camp.

03: 30 pm | Post the Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday, Sasiskala has sacked Panneerselvam and 19 other leaders from the party. Those sacked included School Education Minister K Pandiarajan and former ministers C Ponnaiyan, PH Pandian, Natham R Viswanathan, KP Munusamy and P Mohan.

03: 10 pm | Police stops OPS delegation.

02: 50 pm | Here is the entire timeline of disproportionate assets case against VK Sasikala, J Jayalalithaa

02: 40 pm | Sasikala expels a number of  ‘rebels’ from the party, including Minister K Pandiarajan and senior leader C Ponnaiyan.

02: 35 pm | The convoy of OPS delegation stopped at least 40 km before they reach the resort.

02: 20 pm | Panneerselvam sends a delegation to meet AIADMK MLAs staying at the Golden Bay resort in Koovathur, Tamil Nadu. OPS wants the delegation to talk the lawmakers to offer support to his camp.

02: 05 pm | Panneerselvam along with lawmakers supporting him on the way to the Golden bay resort. At least 115 MLAs inside the hotel.

02: 00 pm | Panneerselvam along with leaders and MLAs supporting him planning to visit Golden Bay resort in Koovathur, Tamil Nadu where the AIADMK legislators are currently staying.

01: 50 pm |Newly elected AIADMK chief, Palanisamy is currently Minister for Highways and Minor Ports in Tamil Nadu. He has been an MLA 4 times

01: 40 pm | Judgement copy disproportionate assets case involving Sasikala.

01: 32 pm | We have sent a letter to Governor and are awaiting his reply: Edapadi K Palanisamy

01: 25 pm | Panneerselvam writes a letter to AIADMK MLAs, urges the lawmakers to make the right decision.

01: 16 pm | Palanisamy leaves for Governor C Vidyasagar Rao’s residence

01: 10 pm | Letter signed by MLAs supporting Edapadi K. Palanisamy as the AIADMK’s legislature party leader sent to honourable Governor: AIADMK

01: 00 pm | After 21 years justice has been done. This would be an example to politicians to live corruption-free. Request Governor to take steps to establish stable management in the state: MK Stalin, DMK

12: 47 pm | Sasikala appoints Edappadi Palanisamy as new AIADMK chief.

12: 45 pm | OPS removed from party membership

12: 35 pm | Sasikala can file a review petition but chances succeeding are slim: Soli Sorabjee, former Attorney General

12: 32 pm | Jayalalitha‘s nephew Deepak Jayakumar meeting with VK Sasikala in the resort.

12: 25 pm | Over 50, 000 police officials deployed across Chennai. Precautionary arrests also made.

12: 22 pm | Jayalalithaa’s Nephew Deepak is being considered to take over: sources

12: 20 pm | Two more MLAs Metupalayam & Mylapore join OPS canmp.  Total number now stands at 11

12: 15 pm | OPanneerselvam ‘s supporters flood Chennai streets, burst firecrackers after Sasikala ‘s conviction.

 

12: 13 pm | Out of the CM race, Sasikala to appoint ‘loyalist’ as leader of the Legislative party of AIADMK

 

11: 45 pm | Tamil Nadu Governor must call special assembly session&both AIADMK factions for way forward: RS Surjewala

 

11: 35 am | Victory sword & garland for OPS 

 

11: 25 am | Buses enter the Golden bay resort.

11: 18 am | Sasikala’s relatives (niece and nephew), will have to pay a fine of Rs 10 crore each.

11: 15 am | This is a great success for Tamil Nadu people. It is a victory of truth and judicial system: Tamilan Prasanna, DMK

 

11: 13 am | In the past whenever Amma was in crisis, I also suffered this time also I will take it upon me. ‘Dharma’ will triumph: AIADMK quotes Sasikala in a tweet.

11: 12 am | A unit of Tamil Nadu Police with senior officials enter Golden Bay Resort in Kovathur

 

11: 10 am | I was expecting the conviction. I don’t think she can escape the 4 years sentence: Subramanian Swamy

 

11: 09 am | Supreme Court orders Sasikala to serve rest of her jail sentence of three years and six months as she has already served almost six months in jail.

11: 08 am |  Justice has been done: Former Advocate General BV Acharya

 

11: 07 am | Owing to Jayalalithaa’s death, Supreme Court also abates her in the DA case.

11: 05 am | Sasikala who has been asked to surrender to the police immediately will also have to pay a fine of Rs 10 crore. Sasikala cannot hold any public office or contest election for six years.

11: 00 am | Huge celebration outside Panneerselvam residence. 

10: 45 am | Sasikala supporters gathers outside Poes Garden residence in Chennai.

10: 40 pm | Sasikala faces four-year in jail in the 21-year-old disproportionate assets case.

10: 35 am | Sasikala asked to surrender immediately. 

10: 30 am | Sasikala convicted in DA case

 

09: 15 am | Clear that there are disproportionate assets, the question is how much?: Subramanian Swamy

 

08: 50 am | Security deployment outside Poes Garden, as a precaution ahead of SC’s verdict in DA case against Sasikala, to be announced today.

 

08: 40 am | AIADMK senior leader M. Thambidurai reaches Golden Bay Resort in Kovathur to meet Sasikala.

 

08: 15 am | Sasikala is camping in Golden Bay Resort, with at least 125 MLAs, to allegedly prevent any chance of horse trading.

AIADMK leader Sashikala arrives at a Kuvathur resort on the outskirts of Chennai on Feb 13, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

08: 05 am | Sasikala who spend last night along with the party MLAs in the Golden Bay Resort in Kovathur, Tamil Nadu is still there.

08: 00 am | Heavy security deployed in Chennai, as the Supreme Court prepares to give its verdict in Sasikala DA case.

First Published | 14 February 2017 10:34 AM
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