Jayalalithaa assets case timeline
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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