The Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala in a disproportionate assets case. A Bench of Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Amitava Roy set aside the Karnataka High Court acquittal of Ms. Sasikala, Ms. Ilavarasi and Mr. Sudhakaran and restored the trial court verdict.
Ms. Sasikala has been asked to surrender immediately. The quantum of punishment that had been given by the trial court was 4 years imprisonment.
Justices P.C. Ghose and Amitava Roy concur in separate verdicts that the case reflected rising corruption in society. "In my concurring verdict I express my deep concern about the escalating corruption in society," Justice Amitava Roy said.
The judgment has meant a closure to the wealth case haunting Tamil Nadu politics for over two decades.