JUSTICE KUMARASWAMY

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jayalalithaa Case: How 18 Years Of Toil Came To Nought

The 18 years of judicial work that finally resulted in the conviction of Jayalalithaa were not easy. The trial process that started in 1997 examined 258 witnesses and marked and examined 2366 documents from both the prosecution and defence; 1603 material objects were also taken into consideration. In 2003, the case was transferred from Tamil Nadu to Karnataka to ensure a fair trial away from the pressures of the AIADMK-led government.