New Delhi: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa and three others Sasikala, Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi are likely to move the Supreme Court today against the Karnataka High Court order refusing bail to them in connection with a graft case.
On Tuesday, the Karnataka High Court refused to grant bail to AIADMK leader and others. It also declined to stay the sentence of four-year imprisonment and Rs 100 crore fine slapped on Jayalalithaa in Rs 66 disproportionate assets case.
“There are no grounds to give bail as corruption amounts to violation of human rights and leads to economic imbalance,” observed Justice AV Chandrashekhara.
Sources said that Jayalalithaa's counsel Ram Jethmalani and another leading criminal lawyer Sushil Kumar will approach the Apex Court today seeking immediate relief to the former Tamil Nadu CM and suspension of four year jail terms.
Jayalalithaa was convicted and sentenced to four years in prison and slapped with a fine of Rs 100 crore on September 27 by a Bangalore special court judge.