Jaya DA case: Karnataka asks SC if Rs 100 crore fine can be collected?
The Karnataka Government has filed a review in the Supreme Court seeking a clarification on the Rs 100 crore fine imposed on Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. The review seeks a clarification on whether the fine amount can be collected since the SC had said that the case against her stood abated in the event of her death.
Karnataka in its review seeks to know if it could go ahead with the collection of the fine amount by auction properties. Karnataka also wants to ascertain if the case against Jayalalithaa could have been abated since the trial was completed. Moreover Karnataka also points out that since she was alive at the time of the order being reserved, the case could not have been abated.
As per the rules of the Supreme Court, at the time of the order being reserved if the person was alive then the case cannot be abated against that person. As per the current verdict, Karnataka cannot go ahead and collect the fine amount of Rs 100 crore which was initially imposed by the trial court. An abatement would mean that Jayalalithaa is not convicted in the case.
The Supreme Court had convicted Sasikala Natarajan, Ilvarasi and Sudhakaran after holding them guilty in the disproportionate assets case. However in its order it said that the case against Jayalalithaa stood abated since she was dead.