The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the trial court's order which had convicted former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa and also ordered her to pay a fine of Rs 100 crore. The trial court had fined Jayalalithaa alone of Rs 100 crore. The court had fined AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran Rs 10 crore each, thus making the total fine Rs 130 crore.
With the SC upholding the conviction and also the fine to be imposed, the Tamil Nadu government will have to start recovering that amount. Since Jayalalithaa is no more, the government would collect the fine by auctioning off her wealth and properties. There are certain items in the custody of the Bengaluru court such as sarees, slippers and gold. However, this would not be sufficient to recover the entire fine amount of Rs 100 crore.
Here is a list of items and properties that could come under the hammer by the TN government to recover the Rs 100 crore fine:
750 pairs of slippers: Value unknown
10,500 sarees: Value unknown
Gold: Valued at Rs 3.5 crore
500 wine goblets: Value unknown
Diamonds: Rs 1 crore
Poes Garden residence, Chennai: Value to be fixed by state
Kodanad tea estate, Nilgiris: Value yet to be fixed
Siruthvoor bungalow, Mahabalipuram: Rs 55 crore
Paiyanur bungalow: Purchased at Rs 13 lakh