The Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted the AIADMK chief Sasikala Natarajan in the pending disproportionate assets case. Reports state that she has been given a jail term of four years.
The bench of Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy passed its order on a batch of appeals, including the one filed by the Karnataka government acquitting the main accused in the case, late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and three others, including Sasikala.
The other accused in the case are Sasikala's relatives V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi.
Soon after the court's verdict, social media burst into a frenzy of reactions on Sasikala who was embroiled in a tussle with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, to clench the top state position.
Before Sasikala goes to jail, maybe she should release those poor hostages from Golden Palm resort, no?— Nupur (@UnSubtleDesi) February 14, 2017
There's justice in this world!! Great day for TN as Sasikala is now sent to jail!! End of a nightmare for Tamilnadu!— Malini Parthasarathy (@MaliniP) February 14, 2017
In a stunning reversal of fortunes, now Sasikala is captive, and the MLAs are free.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) February 14, 2017