The Supreme Court of India is likely to take up a review petition filed by jailbird Sasikala, former aide of former Tamil Nadu chief-minister J. Jayalalithaa, who has been serving a 4-year long rigorous prison term in the misappropriation of assets case.
The trio of Sasikala, Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi had filed the review petition against the verdict in the case. It may be recalled that the trio were put in Parappana Agrahara Prison, Bangalore after the apex Court confirmed the judgment of a special CBI Court in Bangalore which imposed the 4-year term and heavy penalties on them.
Sasikala and others had filed their review petitions on 03rd May which was to be taken up by the Supreme Court on 10th May. One of the judges of the Bench, Justice Pinaki Chandraghose, retired from service and several other reasons have postponed the apex Court taking up the review petition for interrogation. Justice Rohinton Nariman too excused himself from the case as his father Justice Folly Nariman had earlier appeared on behalf of Sasikala and the late Jayalalithaa in the assets case.
The Bench comprising Justice Amitawa Ghosh is likely to take up the review petition today and its verdict is eagerly awaited especially in the backdrop of the factions of the AIADMK coming together to form a single entity in Chennai yesterday.