Sasikala Natarajan who was convicted by the Supreme Court in the Disproportionate Assets case was directed to surrender. However it is unlikely that she would surrender tonight since the trial court has not got any communication as yet.
As per the procedure the Supreme Court's registry will have to intimate the trial court in Bengaluru about the order of conviction. Following this the matter gets listed in the trial court. If the accused fails to surrender after the matter is listed then the court would issue an arrest warrant against Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran.
However legal experts say that Sasikala need not wait for an official communication or a copy of the certified order to surrender. She can go and and surrender as the Supreme Court clearly directs her to do so. In this case the court has not given any time frame for th surrender.
In such an event one would need to wait for an official
communication from the SC's registry to the trial court.
Meanwhile Sasikala is likely to seek before the SC four weeks time to surrender. She has cited health grounds in her application before the SC. She would also be filing a review petition against Tuesday's verdict. The review once filed will be heard by the same bench which delivered the verdict.