3-year RI for Jayalalitha in TANSI cases
The former Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalitha and
her associate, Ms. Sasikala, were today convicted and sentenced
by a special court, to three years and two years rigorous
imprisonment in two `TANSI land deal' cases.
Under Section 8, sub-section (3) of the
Representation of the People Act (RPA), ``a person convicted of
any offence and sentenced to imprisonment for not less than two
years, shall be disqualified from the date of such conviction and
shall continue to be disqualified for a further period of six
years since his release''.
PM in Breach Candy
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, who
arrived here today from Delhi, was admitted to the Breach Candy
Hospital in south Mumbai where he will undergo joint replacement
surgery on his left knee tomorrow.
Vajpayee will be back at work soon: Ranawat
Dr. Chittaranjan Ranawat, who is scheduled to
operate on the left knee of the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari
Vajpayee, at 9.30 a.m. tomorrow at the Breach Candy Hospital
here, is pretty sure he will be back on his feet within 10 days
and will walk reasonably well with the support of a walking
Chargesheet filed against Hindujas in Bofors case
The 14-year-old Bofors scandal took a crucial
turn today with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filing
a chargesheet against the three NRI industrialist Hinduja
brothers - Mr. Gopichand, Mr. Srichand and Mr. Prakash - in the
Rs. 64-crore pay-offs case.
'Bofors officials misled Govt.'
The supplementary chargesheet against the
Hindujas in the Bofors case marks the culmination of the
investigations carried out by the CBI in the face of obstacles
mounted both in India and abroad by the powerful NRI business
family to prevent transfer of documents from the Swiss
Two more to join Gopal
In a significant turn in the official strategy
to secure the release of abducted actor, Mr. Rajkumar, the two
State Governments have decided to send two more emissaries along
with the Nakkeeran Editor, Mr. R. R. Gopal, to the forests to
negotiate with the sandalwood smuggler, Veerappan.