Supreme Court rejects jailed Sasikala’s review petition
AIADMK politician is serving a four-year prison sentence for corruption
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a review petition filed by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader V K Sasikala, who was convicted in a disproportionate assets case in February.
Sasikala, along with two of her relatives, V N Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi, widow of Sasikala’s elder brother, were sentenced to four years’ imprisonment.
According to The Hindu, in their review petitions, they argued that since the case against the main accused and sole public servant in the corruption case, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, had been abated, the charges against them should also be abated.
However, the Supreme Court bench comprised of Justices S A Bobde and Amitava Ro reportedly said, “We have perused the review petitions and written submissions and propositions handed over to us by senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi for the petitioners. We do not find any error in the common judgment dated February 14, 2017, much less an apparent error on the face of the record so as to call for its review. Review petitions are accordingly dismissed. Application for hearing the review petitions in open court is rejected”.