Legal cases

Uncertain outcome

Print edition : January 06, 2017

Jayalalithaa, who was arrested for the first time in December 1996 in the "colour television sets" case, being brought to the Police Commissioner's office in Chennai for interrogation. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Jayalalithaa and Sasikala leave a court in Chennai, which sentenced Jayalalithaa to one year in prison in the Hotel Pleasant Stay case, in February 2000. Photo: REUTERS

Jayalalitha arriving at a court in Chennai hearing the "wealth case" against her, on October 21, 1997. Photo: M. MOORTHY

Jayalalithaa at the wedding reception of V.N. Sudhakaran (left), who was at that time her foster son. He is an accused in the assets case. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Sasikala and her sister-in-law Ilavarasi, both co-accused in the case of disproportionate assets against Jayalalithaa, arriving to appear before the special court in Bengaluru in July 2011. Photo: K. BHAGYA PRAKASH

Valuables found in Jayalalithaa's residence at Poes Garden, Chennai, in a DVAC raid after her arrest in the colour TV case. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Valuables found in Jayalalithaa's residence at Poes Garden, Chennai, in a DVAC raid after her arrest in the colour TV case. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Subramanian Swamy. Swamy, then the leader of the Janata Party, sought and received Governor Channa Reddy's permission to prosecute Jayalalithaa. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Tamil Nadu Governor Dr. M. Channa Reddy. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Michael D'Cunha, Special Court judge who pronounced Jayalalithaa guilty. He is now an additional judge in the Karnataka High Court. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Central Jail in front of the court hall in Bengaluru where Jayalalithaa appeared on September 27, 2014, for the CBI court verdict in the assets case. Photo: K. BHAGYA PRAKASH

Jayalalithaa’s demise renders uncertain the verdict in the case of disproportionate wealth against her, on which the Supreme Court reserved its verdict in June 2016.
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