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Jayalalithaa assets case timeline

Jayalalithaa assets case timeline
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Jayalalithaa Assets Case Timeline. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa\'s prosecution has been marked by many twists and turns over the years as the accused repeatedly sought legal remedy for various issues.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's prosecution has been marked by many twists and turns over the years as the accused repeatedly sought legal remedy for various issues.

Let's take a look at the timeline of events

1996:

June 14: Dr. Subramanian Swamy files complaint against Jayalalithaa

June 21: The Principal District and Sessions Judge directs Letika Saran, IPS, to investigate the private complaint

June 18: The then (DMK) government directs DVAC to register an FIR against Jayalalithaa for allegedly possessing unaccounted assets

1997:

June 4: Charge sheet filed in Chennai; Rs. 66.65 crore disproportionate assets

Oct 21: Court frames charges against Jayalalithaa, V.K.Sasikala, V.N.Sudhakaran, and J. Ilavarasi

2002:

March: Takes charge as Chief Minister again

Nov. 2002 to Feb 2003: 76 witnesses were recalled and they resiled their previous statements

Feb 28, 2003: DMK leader K. Anbazhagan moves Supreme Court for transfer of trial

Nov 18: Supreme Court orders transfer of trial to a Special Court in Bangalore while observing that ‘fair trial was not going’ in Chennai

Dec. 2003 to March 2005: Special Court set up at Bangalore B.V.Acharya named Special Public Prosecutor for the case

2010:

Jan. 22: Supreme Court clears way for trial of DA case and trial commences

Dec. 2010 to Feb, 2011: Witnesses re-examined by the prosecution

2011:

May 16: AIADMK back in power, Jayalalithaa becomes Chief Minister again

Oct. 20 & 21; Nov 22 & 23: Jayalalithaa appears in person,answers Special Court’s questions.

2012:

Aug. 13: G. Bhavani Singh appointed as SPP

Aug. 23: Anbhazhagan moves HC questioning appointment

Aug. 26: Karnataka Govt. removes Singh as SPP

Aug.-Sept: Singh moves Apex Court which reinstates him

Sept. 30: Special Court judge Balakrishna retires.

Oct. 29: HC appoints John Michael Cunha as judge of Special Court

2014:

Aug. 28: Trial concludes, Special Court says verdict will be pronounced on September 20

Sept. 15: Ms. Jayalalithaa requests for change of locations for security reasons.

Sept. 16: Special Court allows Jayalalithaa’s plea, orders for shifting venue near Bangalore Central prison; postpones verdict to September 27.

Sept. 27: Special court declares Jayalalithaa guilty

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