Top India politician Jayalalitha jailed for corruption

September 27, 2014 12:08 PM

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Top India politician Jayalalitha jailed for corruption

One of India's most colourful and controversial politicians, Jayaram Jayalalitha, has been jailed on corruption charges in a high-profile case which has lasted for 18 years.

The chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu was found guilty of amassing wealth of more than $10m (£6.1m) which was unaccounted for.

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