Jay­alalithaa is still sad­dled with three graft cases

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DIS­PRO­POR­TION­ATE AS­SETS CASE, 1996 The case was reg­is­tered by the Direc­torate of Vig­i­lance and Anti Cor­rup­tion af­ter a raid on her Poes Gar­den home al­legedly yielded il­le­gal as­sets worth Rs 66 crore. STA­TUS Ow­ing to in­or­di­nate de­lays in the case, the Supreme Court shifted the trial to a Ban­ga­lore spe­cial court in 2003. The fi­nal ar­gu­ments in the case are yet to take place. IN­COME TAX CASE, 1994 CBI al­leged that Jay­alalithaa did not file in­come tax re­turns for 1993-94. Sim­i­lar charges were also filed against her aide Sasikala the same year and Sasi En­ter­prises, a part­ner­ship firm of the two, for 1991-92 and 1992-93. STA­TUS The Supreme Court in Jan­uary 2014 cleared the decks for her prose­cu­tion and asked a lower court to wrap up the trial in four months. DE­MAND DRAFTS CASE, 1992 CBI al­leged that as chief min­is­ter in 1992, Jay­alalithaa ac­cepted 89 de­mand drafts worth over Rs 2 crore and dis­closed the same as “gifts” and also re­ceived a de­mand draft worth for $300,000 from a bank in New Jersey. STA­TUS The Madras High Court set aside the case in Septem­ber 2011 on the ground of un­ex­plained de­lay in the probe. CBI chal­lenged the de­ci­sion through a spe­cial leave pe­ti­tion in Supreme Court in 2012.

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