The Supreme Court is likely to deliver its verdict in the Jayalalithaa Disproportionate assets case by the end of this week. Sources say that the verdict to be pronounced by a division bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy is ready.
Senior Counsel Dushyant Dave who argued for Karnataka made a mention before the court on Monday that it was his unpleasant duty to remind the bench about the verdict. He sought to know when the verdict that was reserved over three months back would be pronounced.
Verdict assumes importance in the wake of Sasikala Natarajan likely to assume office as chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
Sasikala was the accused number 2 in the case. She, along with Jayalalithaa, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran were acquitted in the case by the Karnataka High Court. The trial court had sentenced all four to 4 years of imprisonment. After the acquittal by the high court, Karnataka the prosecuting state had preferred an appeal in the Supreme Court.