Official Post, New Delhi, February 14, 2017
The Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted V K Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case in which she was a co-accused along with late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalitha. The Official Post extracts information from case documents filed at the Supreme Court as well as Karnataka High Court to put together how much the tainted leader is worth.
Here are the extracts:
Ms. N. Sasikala is said to be the aid of the accused (J Jayalalitha) and described as ‘unborn sister’, she is the wife of Mr.Natarajan, who hailed from a lower middle class agricultural family, and who was in Government Service from 1976 to 1991 in the Information Department. He was once removed from services and reinstated without back wages and their only source of income was the salary which he had been receiving during the said aid period.
The accused person Ms. J. Jayalalitha in league with Ms. Sasikala and her close relatives have accumulated properties and began to purchase properties after properties which are prestigious and assets given below are only a very negligible part of the total ill gotten wealth and properties acquired by the accused person as well as her business partner Sasikala and her relatives and even these are totally incompatible with the known sources of income of the accused Ms Jayalalitha and Sasikala and her relatives.
The Capital and investment of M/s Jaya Publications which is about Rs.30 Crores including the purchase of TANSI LAND for
which Rs.182 Crores have been paid and a sum of Rs.26.55 Lakhs paid as stamp duty.
b. J.Jay TV Pvt.Ltd.and the associate Super Duper TV Ltd. of capital of Rs 100 Crores.
c. M/s. Sasi Enterprises situated at No.14, Ground Floor, Parsn Manare, 602, Anna Salai, Ms.Jayalalitha is a partner.
d. Brahadeeswara Hospital in Thanjavur estimated to be more than Rupees One Crore purchased by Late Dr.Vinodhagan, brother of Ms.Sasikala.
e. A luxury wedding hall (marriage hall) comprising of 25000 square feet at Thiruthuraipoondi belonging to Ms.Sasikala worth more than rupees one crore.
f.Purchase of “Divan Bungalow” at Mannargudi along with land measuring more than 25000 square feet worth several lakhs of rupees.
g.”Tamil Arasi Press”, Tamil Arasi Maligai, Madras 18, owned by Mr.Natarajan,husband of Sasikala.
h. Sengamala Women’s College under construction on 10 acres of land in Sundarakottai at an estimated cost of Rs.3 Crores.
i. Ramraj Agro-rice and oil extraction plant in Tiruvarur reported to have been sold by a liquor baron.
j. M/s J.S.Housing Development -A real estate company started by Ms.Sasikala and 5 others which has purchased a property in Mylapore worth Rs.54 lakhs.
k. A bungalow in Trichy purchased by Mr.Vivekanandan, and a bungalow in T.Nagar, Madras purchased by his brother Mr.Sundaravadanam both are close relatives of Sasikala.
l.Purchase of land measuring 1.1407 grounds near 36,Poes Garden,Chief Minister’s-residence for Rs.8 lakhs (real value Rs.45 lakhs).