Actress and politician Khushboo on Monday reacted strongly after the Karnataka High Court acquitted former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.
Objecting to the court's verdict, she took to micro-blogging site Twitter, saying Jayalalithaa had made a mockery of the judiciary even as she refrained from naming the AIADMK supremo.
"1 word- "Acquitted" cnt tke away ur guilt..u mke mockery of judiciary system for 18 long yrs n den u walk free but cn u sleep without guilt?" Khushboo tweeted.
"My biggest worry is ppl will start believing in its fine to do wrong as gods will save us with lavish puja's n superstitious beliefs.." she added.
Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years in jail and Rs 100 crore fine in disproportionate assets case by a Special Court on 27 September 2014. Following the judgement, she resigned and made her loyalist, O Panneerselvam, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
However, on Monday, the Karnataka High Court overturned the judgement by a Bengaluru special court and acquitted Jayalalithaa. While this verdict has become a major reason of celebration for her party in Tamil Nadu, it has been met with severe criticism by the state opposition and netizens.
Below, we bring you some Twitter reactions:
Things Amma bought with the sweat of her honest brow: 800 kg silver, 28 kg gold, 750 pairs of shoes, 10,500 sarees, 91 watches...
— N.S. Madhavan (@NSMlive) May 11, 2015
Paneer has gone sour in Chennai. — SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) May 11, 2015
— Dr Roshan R (@pythoroshan) May 11, 2015
Salman Khan has been given bail. Jayalaithaa has been acquitted. The only criminal which is inside the prison is our Judicial system.. — Comedian Praveen (@Funny_Leone) May 11, 2015
Amma fans making bhakts, aaptards and bhai tards look like calm, collected people.
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) May 11, 2015
Jaya acquitted; guess the Rs 66.65 crore assets didn't need an explanation or a tax return! #JayaVerdict
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) May 11, 2015
— T S Sudhir (@Iamtssudhir) May 6, 2015