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 Jayalalithaa taken to hospital after conviction

Jayalalithaa taken to hospital after conviction

India Blooms News Service | 27 Sep 2014, 11:56 pm
Bangalore, Sept 27 (IBNS): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who was sentenced to jail for four years after her conviction along with three others by a special Bangalore court in the 18-year-old Disproportionate Assets (DA) case, was taken to a hospital soon after the verdict, according to TV channel reports.
Reports said she complained of dizziness and had to be taken to hospital. Reports said she was kept in Bangalore Central Jail after arrest. However, no official confirmation was received yet on her exact situation. 
However, another report said she was taken to jail for mandatory medical check up.
 The Chief Minister was present in the court when the verdict was delivered.

She has also been fined Rs 100 crore along with the jail sentence under prevention of corruption act. She would be taken into custody eventually.

The AIADMK chief will have to resign as the CM owing to the conviction since a Supreme Court ruling in such cases makes it mandatory for lawmaker sentenced for more than two years to be disqualified from the office. 

Jayalalithaa, 66, has been found guilty of corruption by the special court near the Bangalore Central Jail. She had flown down to Bangalore from Chennai to be present in the court.

The case was filed in 1996 by Subramanian Swamy, now a BJP leader, in 1996. 

Jayalalithaa had already spent a few days behind the bars after she was arrested in the case about 18 years ago during the opposition DMK rule.

It was argued in the court that she had amassed property worth Rs. 66 crores - including 30 kg of gold, 12,000 saris and 2000 acres of land- despite not taking any salary as chief minister. 

Jayalalithaa taken to hospital after conviction

India Blooms News Service
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