Following is the timeline in the case of disproportionate assets in which AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala and two of her relatives were on Tuesday convicted.
June 1996: Subramaniam Swamy complains to Tamil Nadu Governor against J Jayalalithaa for amassing assets disproportionate to known sources of income.
June 1996: DMK government registers FIR against Jayalalithaa.
December 1996: Jayalalithaa arrested.
June 1997: Chargesheet filed against Jayalalithaa, Sasikala, Illavarasi and Sudhakaran under Prevention of Corruption Act.
October 1997: Madras High Court dismisses Jayalalithaaa’s petition challenging the permission by Governor to prosecute her.
May 2001: AIADMK wins assembly polls. Jayalalithaa is Chief Minister.
September 2001: Supreme Court unseats Jayalalithaa for her conviction in Tansi land deal case.
February 2002: After her conviction is set aside, Jayalalithha becomes Chief Minister again. Wins assembly bypoll from Andipatti.
February 2003: Three public prosecutors resign as senior counsel, several prosecution witnesses turn hostile.
November 2003: Disproportionate assets case transferred to Bengaluru by Supreme Court on petition filed by DMK leader K Anbazhagan on the grounds that fair trial was not possible in Tamil Nadu.
February 2005: Karnataka names BV Acharya as Special Public Prosecutor.
October/November 2011: Jayalalithaa answers 1,399 questions in Special Court.
August 2012: Acharya resigns as Special Public Prosecutor.
February 2013: G Bhavani Singh appointed Special Public Prosecutor.
August 2013: Appointment of Bhavani Singh withdrawn by Karnataka government.
Septmber 2013: Supreme Court dismisses order withdrawing appointment of Bhavani Singh.
March 2014: Bhavani Singh fined for delaying final arguments.
August 2014: Special Court reserves judgement in case for September 20.
September 2014: Special Court convicts Jayalalithaa and three others with jail term of four years. Jayalalithaa fined Rs 100 crore and others Rs 10 crore each.
October 2014: Jayalalithaa gets bail.
December 2014: Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalithaa.
January 2015: Special Bench formed under Justice CR Kumaraswamy to hear appeal filed by Jayalalithaa and others in Karnataka.
May 2015: Karnataka High Court acquits Jayalalithaa and three others.
June 2015: Karnataka government appeals in Supreme Court against ruling.
January 2016: Karnataka submits arithmetical errors in Karnataka High Court’s judgement.
February 2016: Supreme Court starts hearing the case.
June 2016: Apex court reserves judgement.
December 2016: Jayalalithaa dies.
February 2017: Supreme Court upholds trial court’s order convicting late Jayalalithhaa, Sasikala, Illavarasi and Sudhakarran.