SC verdict in one week in Sasikala assets case

SansadTV Bureau
File photo of Sasikala Natarajan, General Secretary of AIADMK.

File photo of Sasikala Natarajan, General Secretary of AIADMK.

The Supreme Court Monday asked the Karnataka government to wait for one week for the verdict on batch of pleas challenging the acquittal of the late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case, also involving AIADMK leader V K Sasikala.

A bench headed by Justice P C Ghose asked senior advocate Dushyant Dave to wait for one week after he made a mention before it regarding the delay in pronouncement of the verdict.

Dave said that they have been waiting for the judgement for quite some time and requested the bench to pronounce it soon.

The apex court had last year, before the demise of Jayalalithaa, reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the order of her acquittal of the Karnataka High Court.

Sasikala, a shadow of Jayalalithaa for nearly three decades, is set to become the chief Minister of Tamil Nadu as the AIADMK Legislature Party yesterday elected her as its leader, over a month after she became the party’s powerful General Secretary.