NEW DELHI: In a big relief for former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court on Friday extended her interim bail till May 12 in the Disproportionate Assets case.

Earlier, the apex court had extended her bail on December 18, 2014 and now, a bench headed by Chief justice HL Dattu extended her bail again.

The top court also allowed the plea of the Karnataka High court registry, which had filed an application on behalf of the judge hearing the appeal seeking extension of the deadline of April 18 for disposal of the appeal to May 12.         

Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years in jail on September 17 last year in a corruption case and was granted bail in October for six months. Jaya was found guilty of illegal assets worth Rs. 66 crores.

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