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Jayalalithaa bail plea hearing: As it happened

AIADMK supporters reacting after Jayalalithaa was denied bail by Karnataka High Court on Tuesday. Photo: S. R. Raghunathan  

6.10 pm Jayalalithaa to move Supreme Court on Wednesday for bail. >Read more

6. 02 pm Panneerselvam appeals to TN people to eschew protest. >Read more

4:36 pm Jayalalithaa's lawyer says he will appeal to Supreme Court

4:33 pm Corruption amounts to violation of human rights; leads to economic imbalance, says the judge

4:32 pm No ground for bail to Ms. Jayalalithaa, says Justice A.V. Chandrashekhar - PTI

4:19 pm The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday refused to suspend sentence imposed on AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa and her three aides in the disproportionate assets case and refused their release on bail.

Justice A V Chandrashekar passed the interim orders rejecting pleas of all the four convicts for suspending the sentence imposed on them till their appeal against conviction are decided by the High Court.

The High Court also refused to release them on bail.

4:05 pm Karnataka High court refuses to suspend sentence of Jayalalithaa. High court refuses to release her on bail.

3:43 pm Party cadres celebrate Ms. Jayalalithaa's bail by bursting fireworks and distributing sweets outside AIADMK's headquarters in Chennai.

3:41 pm Jubliant AIADMK workers burst crackers outside Ms. Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence in Chennai, upon hearing the news.

3:40 pm After 11 days, will the AIADMK party chief be released from the prison?

3:39 pm Co-convicts Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran have also been granted conditional bail, sources say.

3:22 pm Judge commences dictating order.

3:20 pm SPP G. Bhavani Singh says he has no objection to grant conditional bail to convicts.

3:08 pm Arguments on behalf of all convicts conclude.

3:06 pm Ilavarasi's advocate questions the legality of abetment charge and sentence imposed while convicting her in the case.

2:54 pm Now, advocate of Ilavarasi commences his arguments.

2:53 pm Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani wants to clarify some aspects of expenditure on Sudhakaran's wedding. Bride's side bore some expenses of the wedding, he says.

2:46 pm Hearing resumes.

2:38 pm Meanwhile, a wall poster put out by allegedly by an AIADMK party man here threatening Kannadigas living in Tamil Nadu if the convicted party chief Jayalalithaa was not released from jail, created a flutter and the party sought to distance from the row. >Full story

2:36 pm The stage artists association members formed a human chain in Chennai. Artists who worked in the make up team of the late chief minister and AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran lined up streets holding placards seeking her release.

All faith prayers seeking her early release are also being held across Tamil Nadu.

1.28 pm: Arguments remain inconclusive. Advocate for co-accused Ilavarasi is yet to commence his arguments. Court will resume hearing at 2.30 pm. after lunch break .

1:18 pm Arguments on behalf of Ms. Sasikala and Mr. Sudhakaran have been completed.

1:00 pm Posters put up by supporters seeking Jayalalithaa's release have unraveled a new facet of Tamil Nadu politics. >Slideshow

12:49 pm Advocate of Ms. Sasikala and Mr. Sudhakaran contends that there is absolutely no witness to establish that Ms. Sasikala is a benami of Ms. Jayalalithaa.

12:36 pm Mr. Jethmalani has concluded his arguments. Now Ms. Sasikala and Mr. Sudhakaran's advocate begins his argument.

12:17 pm Meanwhile, fasts, protests and special prayers for the early release of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa continued across Tamil Nadu >Slideshow

12:14 pm Refuting Mr. Singh's argument, Mr. Jethmalani says, Ms. Jayalalithaa is a law abiding citizen and will not abscond from the country.

12:10 pm Special Public Prosecutor G. Bhavani Singh had argued that Ms. Jayalalithaa being an influential person in Tamil Nadu, if granted bail, she may try to escape from conviction or abscond from the country.

12:02 pm Lawyers and police personnel seen outside the Karnataka High Court in Bangalore on Tuesday. Photo: Krishnaprasad

Lawyers and police personnel seen outside the Karnataka High Court in Bangalore on Tuesday. Photo: Krishnaprasad

12:01 pm Ms. Jayalalithaa is 66 years-old, a diabetic and is suffering from blood pressure and heart-related ailments, says her lawyer.

11:59 am Mr. Jethmalani points out that former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav was too released on bail by Supreme Court after he was convicted in fodder scam.

11:58 am Argument was halted for a while due to noise outside court hall, now resumed.

11:57 am Ms. Jayalalithaa had not indulged in any acts that warranted cancellation of her bail during pendency of trial, Mr. Jethmalani says.

11:56 am Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani argues that Ms. Jayalalithaa is entitled for bail during pendency of appeal against conviction as per verdicts of Supreme Court on the subject of grant of bail after conviction.

11:55 am Hearing on Ms. Jayalalithaa's appeal against her conviction in DA case commences in Karnataka High Court.

11:39 am When the bail plea was taken up for hearing on October 1, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC), Chennai, filed its objections against the suspension of the sentence imposed on Ms. Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case and her release on bail.

11:34 am BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged the Public Prosecutor in the disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to vigorously oppose the bail applications of the convicted persons fixed for hearing today. >Full story

11:29 am While the ruling AIADMK partymen are keenly awaiting the release of their party supremo Jayalalithaa from Bangalore central prison, people are quite anxious to know the efficacy of the new administration. >Full story

11:06 am AIADMK cadres are opptimistic about Ms. Jayalalithaa's release. Posters have already come up in several parts of the state "welcoming" her. Here is a poster from Madurai.

Jayalalithaa bail plea hearing: As it happened

The caption in the photo, written in Tamil, vaguely compares the party supremo to a lion. Photo: S. James

10:57 am The Karnataka High Court has refused to hear the bail plea of Ms. Jayalalithaa as the first case of the day. It will be heard as the 73rd case.

10:50 am The women’s wing of the AIADMK has conducted a special ‘yagam’ at Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai for early release of Ms. Jayalalithaa from Bangalore prison. >Full story

10:45 am Avvai Shanmugam Salai in Chennai, where the AIADMK headquarters is located, appears calm. Anxious cadres hope their "Amma" will get bail today. >Full story

Karnataka High Court will hear Jayalalithaa’s bail plea on Tuesday. Photo shows AIADMK headquarters at Avvai Shanmugam Salai in Chennai on Tuesday. Photo: G. Ramesh

10:32 am Jayalalithaa Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was allotted the VVIP Cell number 23 in the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara. >Full story

10:29 am Jayalalithaa’s DA case: >chronology of events

10: 27 am On September 29, Ms. Jayalalithaa appealed against Special Court's conviction order. Her advocates filed the appeal, with a plea seeking suspension of sentence. Senior Supreme Court advocate Ram Jethmalani will represent Jayalalithaa with the defence team.

10:25 am In depth: >Jayalalithaa wealth case verdict

10:22 am Anticipating a large number of AIADMK cadre flocking to the garden city, the Bangalore Police imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 in a one km radius around the Karnataka High Court and around the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison. >Full story

10:20 am The Hindu's K. Venkataraman answered users' questions regarding the various legal ramifications following the September 27 verdict. >Read here

10:15 am “Madam (Jayalalithaa) is getting no VIP treatment. She is being treated as any other prisoner at Parapanna Agrahara,” DIG Prisons P.M. Jaisimha said. >Full story

10:10 am Following her sentencing in the disproportionate assets case Jayalalithaa complained of dizziness. The judge then summoned the prison doctor. Further treatment could be decided by the prison authorities. She was subsequently lodged at the Parapanna Agrahara Central prison.

10:05 am On September 27, 2014 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo Jayalalithaa >was sentenced to four years’ simple imprisonment and a Rs. 100-crore fine was imposed on her for offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Her co-accused — Sasikala Natarajan, V. Sudhakaran and J. Elavarasi — were sentenced to four years’ imprisonment with a fine of Rs. 10 crore each.

10:00 am Fasts, protests and special prayers for the early release of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa continued across Tamil Nadu even as the stage has been set for the hearing of her bail plea in the assets case in the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday. >Full story

(With inputs from Krishnaprasad)

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