Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa jailed for 4 years, barred from fighting elections for 10 years

September 27, 2014 1:13 PM

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa jailed for 4 years, barred from fighting elections for 10 years

Bangalore: Dealing a fatal blow to the political career of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, a Bangalore court on Saturday sentenced her to four years in jail and also slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore on her in a disproportionate assets case under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

With the conviction and sentencing in the case, Jayalalithaa has also been disqualified as an elected representative and ceases to be a member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. She has been arrested and lodged in Bangalore Central Jail and will also have to step down as Tamil Nadu Chief Minist...

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