D.A. case

A trial of two decades

Print edition : March 17, 2017

Jayalalithaa arriving at the Special Court near the Central Jail in Parappana Agrahara, Bengaluru, on September 27, 2014, in connection with the disproportionate assets case. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

V.K. Sasikala (right) and her sister-in-law J. Ilavarasi when they came to appear before the Special Court in Bengaluru in April 2014. Along with V.N. Sudhakaran they are co-accused in the case. Photo: K.Gopinathan

V.N. Sudhakaran. Photo: S. S. Kumar

Subramanian Swamy. He sought sanction from the Governor to prosecute Jayalalithaa under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

M. Channa Reddy. As Tamil Nadu Governor, he gave santion to Subramanian Swamy to prosecute Jayalalithaa on corruption charges. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

K. Anbazhagan, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader. He impleaded himself in the case as an intervener. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

B.V. Acharya, Special Public Prosecutor in the case. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

John Michael D'Cunha, Special Court judge.

Justice C.R. Kumaraswamy of the Karnataka High Court, who acquited all the four. Photo: K. Gopinathan

The timeline of the “disproportionate assets” case against Jayalalithaa reveals the evasive tactics she employed to delay the trial and the verdict.
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