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AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.IANS

The Supreme Court on Friday extended former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's bail until the Karnataka HC gives its verdict on her plea challenging her conviction in the ₹66 crore disproportionate assets case.

The apex court has given Karnataka HC until 12 May to announce its verdict on Jayalalithaa's appeal, which the latter had reserved on 11 March.

After finding her guilty in the 19-year-old disproportionate assets case, Karnataka HC sentenced Jayalalithaa to four years in jail on 27 September, 2014. She was also asked to pay a fine of ₹100 crore.

The AIADMK supremo spent 21 days in Bengaluru's Parappana Agrahara Central Jail before the HC approved her bail plea and ordered her release on 18 October. She also filed a petition in Karnataka HC challenging her conviction.