DA case: Jaya-aide Sasikala raps TN cops for violating laws

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Bangalore, Mar 22: Blaming the Chennai police, beleaguered former AIADMK leader Sasikala Natarajan on Wednesday, Mar 21, said the special court that police violated the court order during conducting raids at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's residence in 1996.

Police had seized valuable watches from Jayalalithaa's residence. Replying to the inquiries related to valuable watches, Sasikala stated that instead of estimating the value of the watches, police had taken the seized watches to the Anti-Corruption Department for valuation.

Under section 313 CrPC, Sasikala alleged the police before the judge BM Mallikarjunaiah in the court. Adding that she charged the police for threatening the valuer and "making him give high value for the watches".

Similarly, she alleged the cops for the footwear, stated that the police had "brought in unused and new footwear to inflate the value".

Slamming the DMK chief M Karunanidhi, Sasikala accused him with "taking political mileage to ensure that valuer escalated the value of the grand and heavy sarees that were valued" at the residence.

She added that some other sarees were brought by police in a carton boxes and "when some of these fell while removing the boxes from the vehicle, this was noticed by Jayalalithaa's servants. These sarees were then valued along with the sarees present at the residence".

The court was adjourned after she replied to 86 questions out of 386. A disproportionate assets case was slapped against Jayalalithaa when she was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1991-1995, the case has been transferred to Bangalore by the Supreme Court.

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