The much awaited verdict on Jayalalithaa Disproportionate Assets case, in which Sasikala Natarajan was an accused, will not be delivered this week. The verdict, according to sources, could be delivered either on Monday or Tuesday.
Sasikala, the chief minister in waiting, could heave a sigh of relief at least this week as the Supreme Court has not listed the matter for Friday. The court is on leave on Saturday.
Earlier this week, Karnataka's counsel Dushyant Dave made a mention before the court stating that the verdict was not delivered despite it being reserved for 8 months. The court said that it would deliver the verdict within a week, but did not specify any date.
Sasikala's fate rests on this verdict. She was convicted by the trial court and was ordered to undergo 4 years imprisonment. However, the Karnataka High Court acquitted her following which Karnataka, the prosecuting state, preferred an appeal in the Supreme Court.