The AIADMK leader’s prosecution was marked by many twists and turns over the years as the accused repeatedly sought legal remedy for various issues.
June 14: Dr. Subramanian Swamy files complaint against Jayalalithaa
June 21: The Principal District and Sessions Judge directs Letika Saran, IPS, to investigate the private complaint
June 18: The then (DMK) government directs DVAC to register an FIR against Jayalalithaa for allegedly possessing unaccounted assets
June 4: Charge sheet filed in Chennai; Rs. 66.65 crore disproportionate assets
Oct 21: Court frames charges against Jayalalithaa, V.K.Sasikala, V.N.Sudhakaran, and J. Ilavarasi
March: Takes charge as Chief Minister again
Nov. 2002 to Feb 2003: 76 witnesses were recalled and they resiled their previous statements
Feb 28, 2003: DMK leader K. Anbazhagan moves Supreme Court for transfer of trial
Nov 18: Supreme Court orders transfer of trial to a Special Court in Bangalore while observing that ‘fair trial was not going’ in Chennai
Dec. 2003 to March 2005: Special Court set up at Bangalore B.V.Acharya named Special Public Prosecutor for the case
Jan. 22: Supreme Court clears way for trial of DA case and trial commences
Dec. 2010 to Feb, 2011: Witnesses re-examined by the prosecution
May 16: AIADMK back in power, Jayalalithaa becomes Chief Minister again
Oct. 20 & 21; Nov 22 & 23: Jayalalithaa appears in person,answers Special Court’s questions.
Aug. 13: G. Bhavani Singh appointed as SPP
Aug. 23: Anbhazhagan moves HC questioning appointment
Aug. 26: Karnataka Govt. removes Singh as SPP
Aug.-Sept: Singh moves Apex Court which reinstates him
Sept. 30: Special Court judge Balakrishna retires.
Oct. 29: HC appoints John Michael Cunha as judge of Special Court
Aug. 28: Trial concludes, Special Court says verdict will be pronounced on September 20
Sept. 15: Ms. Jayalalithaa requests for change of locations for security reasons.
Sept. 16: Special Court allows Jayalalithaa’s plea, orders for shifting venue near Bangalore Central prison; postpones verdict to September 27.
Oct. 7:>Karnataka HC rejects Jayalalithaa bail plea
Oct. 17: Jayalalithaa >gets bail with caveats
Dec. 18: SC >extends bail to Jayalalithaa by four months, directs Karnataka HC to form special bench
Jan. 1: Karnataka High Court >constitutes a Special Bench of Justice C.R. Kumaraswamy to hear the appeals filed by Jayalalithaa and others
Jan. 5:>Hearing begins on Jayalalithaa's appeal
Feb. 5: HC >rejects DMK leader Anbazhagan's plea to act as intervener or assist SPP
Feb. 26: Anbazhagan >moves Supreme Court for removal of SPP Bhavani Singh
March 4: Karnataka HC >declines to defer Bhavani Singh arguments
March 6: Prosecution >concludes arguments in Jayalalithaa appeal hearing
March 9: SC >refuses to stay appeal hearing in Karnataka HC
March 12: Jayalalithaa has approached the High Court with unclean hands, claims Subramanian Swamy. >Read more
March 12: Karnataka High Court >reserves its verdict on the appeals filed by Jayalalithaa
April 7: Suprem Court >stays Jayalalithaa appeal verdict till April 15
April 15: Supreme Court >refers Anbazhagan's plea to larger bench
April 22 : Three-judge Bench of Supreme Court >rules out fresh hearing in Jayalalithaa appeal
May 11: Karnataka High Court >acquits Jayalalithaa and three others of all charges. Jayalalithaa can now return as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the fine of Rs.100 crore also foes void. >Read full copy of the judgment
July 7: DMK >moves Supreme Court against Jayalalithaa’s acquittal
October 12: SC for >day-to-day hearing in Jayalalithaa assets case appeals
November 18: Anbazhagan >files rejoinder in Supreme Court
January 7, 2016 : >New judge to hear Jayalalithaa case
January 19: Karnataka government >lists ‘errors’ in Jayalalithaa acquittal
January 21: Karnataka's appeal interference in TN affairs, >says Jayalalithaa
January 23: Anbazhagan >questions Jayalalithaa’s contention
February 23: SC begins >hearing on Jayalalithaa’s acquittal
February 24: Can birthday gifts be legal sources of income, >Karnataka asks SC in DA case
March 10: HC >could not find one error in trial court ruling, says Karnataka
June 7: SC reserves verdict on appeals against Jayalalithaa acquittal | Read more
June 24: Karnataka cites arithmetic errors in High Court verdict | Read more
July 7: DMK leader K. Anbazhagan challenged in the Supreme Court the acquittal of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa by the Karnataka High Court in a disproportionate assets case.
September 22: With the assurance that every party will get a chance to have his say, the Supreme Court fixed November 23 to decide the dates for day-to-day hearings on appeals filed by the State of Karnataka against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her co-accused in a disproportionate assets case.
October 14: SC to hear petition on whether CMs and Ministers can be treated on a par with govt. functionaries | Read more
December 6: Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, passes away | Read more
December 9: Former Supreme Court judge K.S. Radhakrishnan said the case against the former Chief Minister would abate . Section 394 of the Criminal Procedure Code mandated that all appeals — even against acquittal, as in this case — “shall finally abate on the death of the accused.”
February 7, 2017: The Supreme Court told the Karnataka government to wait for 'just another week' for the judgment on its appeals against the acquittal of Jayalalithaa and the other accused.
February 14, 2017: SC sets aside AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala's acquittal by the Karnataka High Court in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case and "restored in full" the trial court conviction of September 2014.