J. Jayalalithaa, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu state, waves to her supporters from a car after leaving the jail in Bangalore on 18 October 2014.Reuters

In yet another reprieve for J. Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court on Thursday extended the bail of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister to April 2015 in the disproportionate assets case.

On 17 October, the Supreme Court had granted bail to Jayalalithaa, convicted of possessing assets disproportionate to her known sources of income.

Along with Jayalalithaa, her aide Sasikala Natarajan and two others were also granted bail.

The former Tamil Nadu CM was in a Bangalore jail after her conviction in the disproportionate assets case. She was awarded a four-year prison term and a fine of Rs 100 crore.

She had moved the Supreme Court on 9 October seeking the bail.

Jayalalithaa, along with her aide Sasikala Natrajan, V.K. Sudhakaran and J. Ilavarasi were on 7 October refused bail by the Karnataka High Court which held that there were no grounds for granting it.

(With inputs from IANS)

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