Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa wealth case verdict

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. Here are all the latest developments in the case.

Twists and Turns

  • The charges: Conspiracy: As CM, Jayalalithaa conspired with three others to acquire assets to the tune of Rs. 66.65 crore
  • Disproportionate Assets: The assets were disproportionate to her known income
  • Abetment: The other three abetted the offence by acting as benami owners of 32 private firms
  • Prosecution's take: Modus operandi was to deposit cash in benami firms’ accounts
  • Prosecution's take: The firms gave her address as theirs while opening accounts
  • Prosecution's take: Ms. Jayalalithaa spent crores of rupees on renovations and constructions, her foster son’s wedding and possessed huge quantity of jewellery.
  • Counter: Prosecution born and out of malice and vendetta, many illegalities and defects in investigation. She had sufficient income form legal sources. Others were not benamidars.
  • Counter: No material to show sarees, watches and footwear seized were bought during her tenure.
  • Counter: Income-Tax authorities and Tribunals have accepted their returns and valuation of assets.

Special Court >verdict on the disproportionate assets case against Jayalalithaa.

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