Jayalalithaa will be moved to jail, will have to step down as CM

September 27, 2014 11:55 AM

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Jayalalithaa will be moved to jail, will have to step down as CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was convicted by a special court in Bangalore here on Saturday after being found guilty in a Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. Special judge John Michael Cunha pronounced the judgment running over 1000 pages in the 18-year-old case and said the prosecution had proven its case.

With the court subsequently sentencing Jayalalithaa to four years imprisonment, she will be immediately moved to jail. The conviction will also require Jayalalithaa to step down from her position as chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

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