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Supreme Court to hear Jayalalithaa bail plea today

A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu will on Friday hear the petition of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, challenging the Karnataka High Court order refusing to suspend the execution of her sentence and grant bail in a disproportionate assets case.

Ms. Jayalalithaa’s petition will be argued by counsel and senior advocate Fali S. Nariman, while senior advocate Sushil Kumar will appear for co-accused Sasikala and senior advocate K.T.S. Tulsi will represent V. Sudhakaran and J. Elavarasi.

A Bench, which comprises Justices Madan B. Lokur and A.K. Sikrihad, on Tuesday admitted a plea by Mr. Nariman for early hearing of Ms. Jayalalithaa’s petition, posting it for October 17.

Ms. Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years’ simple imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of Rs.100 crore by a special court for offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The three co-accused were sentenced to four years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs.10 crore each.

Ms. Jayalalithaa seeks relief from incarceration on the grounds that she is a woman, 66 years old and suffers from ailments.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has impleaded himself in the bail petition as an original complainant in the assets case.

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