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PIL in HC seeks to auction or sell Jaya's immovable properties

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A PIL has been filed in Madras High seeking to auction or sell immovable properties of late Chief Minister to realise the Rs 100 crore fine slapped on her by the Supreme in a graft case.

When the by C Kumaran of Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam came up today, a bench comprising Justices M Sathyanarayanan and M Sundar, directed the petitioner to place before it legal submissions on entertaining his plea.

It then adjourned the matter to July 7.

Referring to the Supreme order in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate wealth case, the petitioner said the had only abetted the sentence of in view of her demise, but the Rs 100 crore fine and a direction to confiscate her properties remained in force.

On government's demand for payment of Rs 12 crore towards expenses incurred on the trial, the petitioner submitted that it cannot be paid from the exchequer and instead should be collected from the convicts.

Hence, he prayed for a direction to the authorities to auction or sell Jayalalithaa's immovable and movable properties as per the trial and apex orders.

AIADMK chief V K Sasikala and three others who were convicted, are presently lodged in Parappana Agrahara central jail in Bengaluru.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 23:48 IST