Jaya ex-aide Sasikala appears before court

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 11:42 hrs

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's former close aide V K Sasikala on Saturday appeared before a special Bangalore court for the second time in connection with the 15-year-old disproportionate assets cases on Thursday.

During her first appearance on Feb 18 Sasikala had broken down in the court while she was interrogated in connection to the Rs 66-crore disproportionate assets case that also involves the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo.

Sasikala had told the court that Jayalalithaa was not involved in the case.

According to reports, Sasikala said that she ´alone´ operated the bank account that is in question and the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was only a partner in the firm.

Sasikala is one of the key accused in the Rs 66-crore disproportionate assets case that involves Jayalalithaa.

On Dec 19, Jayalalithaa had expelled her disowned foster son V N Sudhakaran, close aide Sasikala, her husband M Natarajan and 11 others from the party´s primary membership.

Jayalalithaa has already appeared several times before the Bangalore trial court in connection to the disproportionate assets case which dates back to 1991-1996.

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