The Supreme Court will Friday hear former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa’s bail plea. She is presently in a Bangalore jail after her conviction in a disproportionate assets case.
The former chief minister was awarded four-year prison term and a fine of Rs.100 crore.
The apex court Chief Justice H.L. Dattu said that the matter would be heard Friday as senior counsel Fali S. Nariman mentioned her matter for an early hearing.
Jayalalithaa had moved to the Supreme Court last Thursday seeking the bail.
The AIADMK had told its party cadres and supporters that party general secretary J.Jayalalithaa’s team of lawyers would file the necessary petitions in the courts and asked them not to file any petitions without her permission
Jayalalithaa is now lodged in Bangalore Central Jail after being sentenced to a four-year jail term by a court there in a corruption case.
According to an AIADMK statement, the petition filed in the Madras High Court to allow her to continue as the state chief minister and the petition filed in the Karnataka High Court to transfer her to Tamil Nadu has been filed by people with “bad intention”.
The AIADMK is not connected with the two petitions, the statement said.
The petitions seem to have been filed by enemies to create a negative image about Jayalalithaa in the minds of apex court judges as she has applied for bail there, it said.