31 October, 2020

Nemesis Is Here

Jayalalitha's aide, Sasikala, is finally arrested for FERA violations

Nemesis Is Here

THE law is finally catching up with the Jayalalitha-Sasikala duo. For five years the former Tamil Nadu chief ministerand her live-in companion believed that they were not accountable to anyone. So when Sasikala Natarajan, after not responding to five summons notices on charges of FERA violations from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), finally presented herself for interrogation on June 20, neither her 'out of power' friend nor the arrogant relatives and musclemen could save her. She was remanded to 14 days judicial custody.

To add to their woes, Principal Sessions Judge A. Ramamurthy has asked the DIG (vigilance) and Anti-Corruption Directorate of Tamil Nadu to investigate the allegations of corruption against Jayalalitha by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy. The court has given the DIG two months to probe the charges. Swamy had alleged that Jayalalitha's assets were much beyond her income and that she had misused her position to acquire properties from government-run agencies at less than the market price. As chief minister,...



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