Hours after being sworn in as the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa's trusted lieutenant O Panneerselvam left for Bangalore with his senior Cabinet colleagues to call on the AIADMK supremo, who is in prison there after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case.
From a regional satrap to a convict sentenced to four years in prison in disproportionate assets case, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa's political future looks bleak amidst speculation of political realignment in Tamil Nadu, set to go for Assembly polls in less than two years.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said on Saturday that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa would most likely face conviction for allegedly obtaining disproportionate assets during her first tenure as Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996.
An Assistant Supply Officer in the Civil Supplies Department here was arrested in a disproportionate assets case after Anti-Corruption Bureau officials unearthed properties worth Rs 2.24 crore allegedly belonging to her.
A special court here on Friday dismissed a plea by the Special Public Prosecutor in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others seeking a direction to produce before it the seized silver articles belonging to her.
Lokayukta police conducted a raid on Thursday against Labour Department Deputy Commissioner LP Pathak and recovered details of properties worth over Rs 3 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income.
A special court trying the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa allowed a plea by DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan seeking physical production of valuables and other assets seized from her in 1997.
A 67-year-old retired Assistant Director General of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been sentenced to three years in jail along with Rs 75 lakh fine by a Delhi court in a 17-year-old case for possessing disproportionate assets of over Rs 13 lakh.
A special PMLA court here has issued orders for attachment of fixed deposits worth over Rs 34 crore of a media firm owned by YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy, identifying them as "proceeds of crime of money laundering".
Amid reports that CBI is likely to close ‘disproportionate assets’ case against SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh, party leader Ramgopal Yadav on Monday said that there was no such case against them.