No Jaya DA case verdict on Monday

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The verdict in Jayalalithaa Disproportionate Assets case is unlikely to be pronounced on Monday as well. Justice Amitava Roy is not sitting on Monday. This means the verdict could be pronounced only on Tuesday or a later date.

The Bench comprising Justices P C Ghosh and Amitava Roy had heard the matter and reserved orders in June 2016.

Sasikala Natarajan

The fate of Sasikala, the chief minister in waiting, depends on this verdict as she was the second accused in the case. If convicted she will be barred from contesting the elections.

Earlier this week, Karnataka's counsel Dushyant Dave made a mention before the court stating that the verdict was not delivered despite it being reserved for 8 months.

The court said that it would deliver the verdict within a week, but did not specify any date.

Sasikala's fate rests on this verdict. She was convicted by the trial court and ordered to undergo 4 years imprisonment. However, the Karnataka High Court acquitted her following which Karnataka, the prosecuting state, preferred an appeal in the Supreme Court.

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