Supreme Court refuses Sasikala's appeal seeking more time to surrender

“Immediately means immediately,” Justice Ghose told Tulsi, the counsel appearing for Sasikala; the bench alsao said that they don't intend to change a word of that order.

Published: 15th February 2017 12:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2017 12:02 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI; The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to give any relief to V K Sasikala and asked her to surrender immediately before the trial court.

A bench of Justice P C Ghose headed bench emphatically declined senior advocate K T S Tulsi’s repeated requests for granting more time to Sasikala to surrender and said, “We have made it very clear in our order that all three accused needs to surrender immediately.”

“Immediately means immediately,” Justice Ghose told Tulsi.

"We don't intend to change a word of that order," the bench said.

This means Sasikala, V N Sudhakaran and J Elavarasi have no option but to surrender before Bangalore trial court immediately today.

The apex court had on Tuesday held all three were held guilty in a DA case and sentenced to four years imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 10 crore.

The bench set aside the Karnataka High Court order which had acquitted Sasikala and two others.

The ruling abates the role of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the case after her death.

The case dates back to 1996 when Subramanian Swamy, then Janata Party chief, filed a case against Jayalalithaa and her close aide V K Sasikala alleging that during her first tenure as the Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996, she amassed properties worth Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate to her known sources of income. The other two who were convicted in the DA case were Ilavarasi and Sudhagaran, Sasikala's relatives.

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