Jayalalithaa is still saddled with three graft cases
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.