Disproportionate Assets case: Jailed Jayalalithaa moves Supreme Court for bail

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Bangalore, Oct 9: Two days after the bail plea of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was rejected by the Karnataka High Court, the AIADMK chief on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking bail.

On Oct 7, Tuesday, senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, who represented the AIADMK chief in the Karnataka High Court had informed media that his client may approach the apex court seeking bail.

The Court on Oct 7 had rejected her bail plea, saying there "are no grounds" to give relief to the former Tamil Nadu chief minister and observed that corruption amounts to "violation of human rights".

Jayalalithaa and her three aides- Sasikala, her disowned foster-son VN Sudhakaran and Sasikala's sister-in-law Ilavarasi were convicted in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case of Rs 66.65 crore.

All of them were awarded 4-year-jail term along with the cumulative fine of Rs 130 crore, out of which Rs 100 crore fine was imposed on Jayalalithaa.

All four of them have been lodged in Bangalore's Parappana Agrahara jail since Sept 27. 

Since Amma's arrest, there have been reports of protests in Tamil Nadu, with some of supporters have even committed suicide.

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