Chennai, May 11: It was a unusual Monday in Chennai as the Tamil Nadu capital awaited the verdict on the former chief minister J Jayalalithaa in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets (DA) case. The AIADMK chief was convicted along with four others by a special court in Bengaluru on September 27 last year.
Main streets and even arterial roads in the city wore a deserted look as the verdict was passed by a single-judge Bench of the high court.
However, supporters of the 67-year-old leader burst into celebrations as soon as she was acquitted with all others by the Karnataka High Court. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, the first complainant against Jayalalithaa in the case, expressed shock over the verdict.