Court jails Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa in graft case

September 27, 2014 3:54 PM

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Court jails Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa in graft case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram was sentenced to four years in jail on Saturday in a high-profile corruption case that has lasted nearly two decades.

The verdict against the former movie star, who is one of the most popular politicians in south India, delighted some supporters of rival parties who were beaten in the general election held earlier this year.

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