New Delhi: She may not be alive, but J Jayalalithaa’s properties and bank accounts will be seized ( along with those of VK Sasikala and two others) to recover the Rs 100 crore fine imposed by trial court in the DA case.
"We are of the opinion that the order of confiscation/forfeiture of properties standing in the name of six companies, as involved, made by the trial court is unexceptionable," said the Supreme Court bench of Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Amitava Roy.
The SC also upheld the trial court’s order of imposing a fine of Rs 10 crore each on Sasikala, J Elavarasi and V N Sudhakaran. All have been sentenced to four years imprisonment.
The bench said, "In any view of the matter, the peremptory termination of the criminal proceedings resultant on this pronouncement, the direction of the trial court towards confiscation/forfeiture of the attached property, as mentioned therein, is hereby restored and would be construed to be an order of this court."