Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalithaa
The Supreme Court on Friday suspended AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa’s sentence for two months and granted her interim bail on the condition that she will make available all documents and translated copies available to the Karnataka HC for speedy adjudication of her appeal against conviction. The 66-year-old Former CM of Tamilnadu who has sought bail on account of her age and health from supreme court got relief today. Almost she spent three weeks in the Jail since her conviction confirmed by special court in Bangalore. The apex court said that if the complete set of documents was not made available to the high court by December 18, then the AIADMK chief would go back to jail.
AIADMK party which celebrating its 43rd birthday today got good news from SC. AIADMK followers expressing their happiness on SC relief to Jaya. The Supreme Court also asked Jayalalithaa to direct her party workers not to create law and order problem in the state.
In an hour-long hearing, initially the bench expressed reservation on granting bail to her, saying she had delayed the trial proceedings for years and if she is allowed to come out on bail then appeal would be decided in two decades.
Senior advocate Fali S Nariman, appearing for Jayalalithaa, assured the court that the matter would not be delayed, saying that he was willing to give the statement on affidavit that no adjournment would be taken by her in the high court.
Jayalalithaa’s gets interim bail: celebrations outside her residence in Chennai pic.twitter.com/JZcQncLoLC
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 17, 2014