Jayalalithaa Acquitted In Disproportionate Assets Case

11/05/2015 11:42 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Leader of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party and new Chief Minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa looks on during a swearing-in ceremony in Chennai on May 16, 2011, following her party victory in state assembly elections. The AIADMK handed a resounding defeat to the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party led by M. Karunanidhi, which is a Congress ally in the polls whose results were announced May 13. The DMK has been embroiled in one of India's biggest ever corruption scandals in which former federal telecom minister A. Raja is accused of selling off telecom licences at cut-price costs. AFP PHOTO/S.Sukumar (Photo credit should read S.Sukumar/AFP/Getty Images)

BENGALURU — The Karnataka High Court today acquitted former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case. The court's verdict is on the appeal filed by Jayalalithaa and three others, including her aide Sasikala, in the case.

The court acquitted her of corruption charges, according to NDTV. According to a report by Times Now, all accused in the case were acquitted of the corruption charge.

"We were expecting a good result. This is all false case which have been implicated on our leader Amma," an AIADMK supporter told ANI. "She has done a lot of good things for people and this will surely benefit her," she added.

Meanwhile, tight security arrangements, including imposition of Section 144, remain at the Karnataka High Court. The imposition of Section 144 will prohibit any gathering in a radius of one kilometre around the High Court.

(With inputs from agencies)

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