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No bail for Jayalalithaa, others

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on October 07, 2014

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The Karnataka High Court has refused to suspend sentence of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Few overenthisaistic lawyers supporting Jayalalithaa jumped to conclusion over the granting of bail, when high court was hearing all the arguments and clarifications presented by lawyers representing Jayalalithaa, Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran.

The earlier reports said the Karnataka High Court had granted condtional bail to the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

The court, which met after lunch session, heard some clarifications from Jayalalithaa’s lawyers.

After all the arguments, clarifications of all convicts concluded in the disproportionate assets case. The judge asked special public prosecutor G Bhavani Singh for his comments to which he said he had no objection to grant conditional bail to convicts.

Jubilant AIADMK workers burst crackers outside Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence in Chennai. After 11 days, the AIADMK party chief will now be released from the prison.

The former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who is 66 years-old, is a diabetic and is suffering from blood pressure and heart-related ailments, her lawyers told High Court.

Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani who finished his arguments has argued that 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.

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

Countering this argument, Jethmalani said, former Chief Minister is a law abiding citizen and will not abscond from the country.

Published on October 07, 2014
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