In the parliamentary elections of May 2001, the BSCISMK obtained an absolute majority and Jayalalithaa became Prime Minister. His appointment was challenged following his conviction in October 2000 in the Tansi (Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation) case. SC invalidates the appointment. She handed over her diary to Nallama Naidu, who later became an investigator. After leaving the DVAC, Letika admits that she did not follow the assets case closely, but that she read about it in the newspaper. “It was in good hands,” she says, adding, “While I have no comment on the verdict, the fact that the Supreme Court upheld the trial court`s decision is a justification for DVAC officials.” READ: LIVE Jayalalithaa Verdict: Karnataka HC acquitted former CM in DA case February 19, 2005, Karnataka government appoints BV Acharya, a former attorney general as special prosecutor for the prosecution administration. 20 years later, the former head of the DVAC said, “The Supreme Court`s decision urges all investigators to persevere and persevere,” noting that it has also given a boost to the entire community of investigators and anti-corruption agencies in the country. 1996: Subramanian Swamy, then leader of the Janata Party, files a complaint against Jayalalithaa alleging that during her tenure as chief minister from 1991 to 1996, she amassed properties worth Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate to her known sources of income. 15 April 2015: SC issues a split verdict on the trial for the referral of Bhawani Singh in the Jayalalithaa DA case to the Karnataka High Court, which was referred to a major bank. Nearly 21 years after Subramanian Swamy, then chairman of the Janata Party, filed a complaint against the late Prime Minister Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the trial court`s decision convicting her and three others in the case of disproportionate assets. While the assets case has seen many twists and turns in two decades, the Supreme Court`s decision is a “justification for officials in the Vigilance and Corruption Directorate” for those like former Tamil Nadu DGP Letika Saran, who was the first female investigator in the case.
August 12, 2012: Acharya expresses his inability to continue as an SPP. The Karnataka government accepted his resignation in January 2013 and exonerated him from the case. As a farewell to the words of wisdom addressed to those investigating high-profile corruption cases, Raghavan says, “Never overdo it and don`t be vindictive. Treat everyone with respect. Never use third-degree methods to extract information. 27 April 2015: SC rejects Bhawani Singh`s appointment as “bad in law”, claims the case does not warrant a (new) de novo appeal hearing. Authorizes Anbazhagan and Karnataka to submit written submissions to the Supreme Court. October 1, 1997: The Madras Supreme Court dismisses three Jayalalithaa motions, including one against the sanction granted by then Governor Fathima Beevi for prosecution in the property case. The process is progressing. February 6, 2017: The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision in this case within a week. Formet TN CM Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016. Below is the course of events in the disproportionate assets case against Jayalalithaa, which has suffered legal and political twists and turns over the past 19 years after the DMK government decided to form a special court when it came to power in 1996.
On 7 December 1996, Jayalalithaa was arrested by CB-CID in the colour television case. Realizing that timing was everything, Raghavan ordered a search of Jayalalithaa`s Veda Nilayam residence in Poes Garden. In an article for The Hindu, he wrote: “The search at Jayalalithaa`s Poes Garden residence in Chennai was a historic event. No one was willing to believe that we had the courage to go to Poes Garden and search the house, “Veda Nilayam”.11 March 2015: Karnataka HC reserves the right to appeal against Jayalalithaa and three others, including confidant Sasikala, in a case of disproportionate assets (DA). 18. November 2003: The Supreme Court refers the case to Bangalore. 26 February 2015: DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan asks the Supreme Court to stay the case against Jayalalithaa and questions the impartiality of SPP Bhawani Singh. For those responsible for vigilance investigating an enemy OCISMK in the face of an overzealous DMK, the DA`s decision is a “justification”. READ: Jaya DA case: Decks released for Jaya`s return while Karnataka HC acquits him in case of illegal assets The case is being taken over by a 2-judge bank consisting of Judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Judge Amitava Roy. Here are the different scenarios that may play out in tomorrow`s decision: But the sensational investigation into the ill-gotten gains of a former Prime Minister was by no means an easy task for the Vigilance Directorate. RK Raghavan, who headed the DVAC at the time, told TNM: “I was caught between an enemy AIADMK and an overzealous DMK.
Somehow, I was able to find a healthy balance.â October 9, 2014: Jayalalithaa asks for bail before the Supreme Court. What does an acquittal or conviction mean overall? May 11, 2015: The Karnataka Supreme Court acquittes Jayalalithaa and three others. 2 February 2013: The Karnataka government appoints G Bhavani Singh as SPP. 8 May 2015: The Karnataka Supreme Court declares that the special leave bank CR Kumaraswamy will deliver a verdict on Jayalalithaa`s appeal on 11 May 2015. Sasikala`s camp will then have to choose to elect a new leader or join the PAHO front. 27 September 2014: The special court convicts Jayalalithaa and three others, including aid worker Sasikala. Gives four years in prison for Jayalalithaa, beats Rs 100 crore fine. Once a district attorney is elected, the DA has the power to make many important decisions inside and outside the courtroom. Here are some decisions a DA can make. December 12, 2013: The Special Court grants a request from DMK Secretary General K Anbazhagan and directs the physical production of valuables and other assets seized by Jayalalithaa in 1997 and deposited in an RBI treasury in Chennai.
October/November 2011: Jayalalithaa sits before the Special Court and answers 1,339 questions. 29 September 2014: Jayalalithaa applies to the Supreme Court of Karnataka, which challenges the conviction and asks for bail. If Ms. Sasikala is convicted, she will be arrested and taken to Karnataka Prison. Voting in elections is not permitted for six years. I was working at DVAC at the time. However, I recommended that a deputy superintendent or additional superintendent investigate the complaint rather than a DIG. Investigators are better at investigating than a high-ranking officer,” says Letika. 14-15 March 2014: The Special Court imposes the cost of a daily wage on SPP Bhavani Singh because he did not take up the last arguments on the basis of illness. August 28, 2014: The Special Court reserves the verdict for September 20 and orders the four defendants, including Jayalalithaa, to appear before it that day. It all started in June 1996.
Letika Saran, who was DIG at the time, was commissioned by the Senior Judge and District Session Judge to investigate a private complaint by Subramanian Swamy who had accused Jayalalithaa of accumulating wealth and property during his first term as CM between 1991 and 1996. The Supreme Court`s decision in tomorrow`s disproportionate assets case will decide the fate of V.K. Sasikala and, in many ways, the future of Tamil Nadu politics. 1997: Charges are brought before the Chennai Supplementary Sessions Court against Jayalalithaa and three others for assets “disproportionate to their known income”.