The 750 pairs of footwear had been seized in connection with the disproporationate assets case.
Whether or not they would be returned or will become state property would depend on the Supreme Court which has reserved its verdict in the disproportionate assets case in which Jayalalithaa, Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran are accused.
When the disproportionate assets case was transferred to Karnataka by an order of the Supreme Court, all assets and property seized were transferred from Tamil Nadu.
A room in the first floor of the City Civil Court complex was chosen as the place where the seized material would be kept.
The City Armed Reserve personnel was put on duty to guard the material.
Guarding Amma's slippers and sarees:
At any given time there would be 4 cops on duty.
Back in 2005 when this correspondent had spoken to these police personnel, they said that they were not aware of what exactly was in there.
We just know it is the property that belonged to Jayalalithaaa. We have been posted on 24 hour duty and we work in shifts they said.
In this room there are 750 pairs of footwear, 10,5000 sarees of which 750 are silk and gold.
The gold is valued at Rs 3.5 crore and Jayalalithaa in her affidavit had said that the same has been seized by the court.
In 1997 when Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption had raided her residence, they had found several articles.
There were around 500 wine goblets, several anklets, a gold belt, diamonds to the tune of Rs 1 crore, a silver sword among other things.