Tamilnadu former Chief Minaiter Amma Jayalalitha gets a big relief.The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister, Jayalalithaa, who has been in a Bangalore jail for last three weeks following her conviction in corruption case.
J. Jayalalithaa, currently lodged in Bangalore jail following her conviction in a disproportionate assets case, Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking bail on several grounds including her ill health.After hearing the plea filed by Jaya lawyers court has granted the bail and imposed several restrictions.
Earlier, senior criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who appeared before the bench on behalf of 66-year-old Jayalalithaa in the case, sought interim relief to her, as the sentence (four years of jail term) was less than 10 years and hence she was entitled for immediate bail.
Its known that Jayalalithaa, along with her aide Sasikala Natrajan, V.K. Sudhakaran and J. Ilavarasi, were refused bail by the Karnataka High Court which held that there were no grounds for granting bail.Jayalalithaa alone moved the apex court for the grant of bail. The other three would be filing their appeals in a day or two.
Its worth to mention that a special court here Saturday convicted Jayalalithaa in the Rs.66-crore disproportionate assets' case and sentenced her to four years simple imprisonment, with a fine of Rs.100 crore under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Jayalalithaa has got the bail after spending 21 days in a Bangalore jail. Many party workers started celebrating the news and came to roads to extend their support to Amma.