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Bangalore, Sep 27: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was today convicted in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case by a special court, a verdict that raises questions over her continuance on the post. Special Judge John Michael D’Cunha convicted the 66-year-old AIADMK Chief in a case of owning assets to the tune Rs 66,65 crores disproportionate to her known sources of income during 1991-96 when she was chief minister for the first time. Also Read - School Reopening News: This State Has Decided to Resume All Classes Simultaneously | Here's When And How
Police today cane-charged AIADMK activists who were trying to proceed towards the special court here which is set to pronounce verdict in the disproportionate wealth case against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today. As the AIADMK sympathisers attempted to break the security cordon at Hosar Road Junction near the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border, police pushed them back with ‘mild’ cane-charge. The activists holding AIADMK flags shouted slogans hailing Jayalalithaa, police said. Also Read - BJP Workers Offer 70-kg 'Laddu' at Coimbatore Temple Ahead of PM Modi's 70th Birthday
Police have been closely checking vehicles with Tamil Nadu registration at the check post at Attibeli on the border. AIADMK supporters had gathered at the border but were stopped by the police. Bus services between Hosur and Bangalore have been suspended for a couple of hours as a precautionary measure.