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Former Tamil Nadu minister gets 5-year jail in disproportionate assets case

Kadaladi V Sathyamoorthy is the third person to be convicted in DA case, after the AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa and another popular leader V Selvaganapathy, who also served as a minister in Jaya’s first cabinet from 1991 to 1996.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2018 22:48 IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai
The judge, who set aside the trial court order dating back to 2000, observed that the trial court has projected the whimsical reasons to discredit the prosecution witnesses.
The judge, who set aside the trial court order dating back to 2000, observed that the trial court has projected the whimsical reasons to discredit the prosecution witnesses. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The Madras high court on Wednesday sentenced former minister Kadaladi V Sathyamoorthy to five years rigorous imprisonment in a disproportionate assets (DA) case.

Justice G Jayachandran delivered the judgment on an appeal filed by the Ramanthapuram vigilance and anti-corruption department. The judge also sentenced V Chandra, wife of Sathyamoorthy, to two years imprisonment.

Sathyamoorthy is the third person to be convicted in DA case, after the AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa and another popular leader V Selvaganapathy, who also served as a minister in Jaya’s first cabinet from 1991 to 1996. The judge, who set aside the trial court order dating back to 2000, observed that the trial court has projected the whimsical reasons to discredit the prosecution witnesses.

Sathyamoorthy was an MLA in the AIADMK regime from 1991 to 1996 from Ramanthapuram district and he was elevated as a minister by Jayalalithaa in 1993. .