No bail, only jail for Jayalalithaa; special court refuses to help AIADMK chief

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Bangalore, Oct 1: In a major setback for Jayalalithaa, a special bench of Karnataka High Court on Wednesday, Oct 1 refused to take up her case. The judge believed that Jayalalithaa's case should be heard by a regular court.

Deferring the case till Tuesday, Oct 7, the special court said that Jayalalithaa's case should be heard by a regular bench and it also asked public prosecutor to file objections.

Earlier on Tuesday, vacation bench of the Karnataka High Court adjourned the hearing till Oct 6. However, later it was announced that a special bench of the high court would hear the case.

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister moved the court seeking bail and suspension of her sentence of 4 year jail.

Now, after the announcement by the special court, it has been confirmed that Jayalalithaa will remain in jail this week and the court will hear her bail plea on Tuesday.

Jayalalithaa was sentenced to 4 years in jail on Sept 27 in a verdict in the disproportionate assets case. Protests had erupted across Tamil Nadu as Jayalalithaa's supporters went on a rampage.

While the AIADMK chief was asked to pay Rs 100 crore, the three other convicts in the case were fined Rs 10 crore each. The AIADMK chief is lodged in VVIP cell number 23 in the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara in Bangalore.

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