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Huge relief to Jayalalithaa as Karnataka HC acquits in DA case

Bengaluru, May 11: In a huge relief to AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, the Karnataka high court on Monday acquitted her in a disproportionate assets case, paving a way for her return to Tamil Nadu as the chief minister.

Jayalalithaa had appealed against her conviction by a trial court that had sentenced her to 4-years in jail. She was also slapped with a fine of Rs 100 crore in the Rs 66.64-crore disproportionate assets case.

Jaya along with her aides N Sasikala, VN Sudhakaran and J Elasvarasi were also found guilty of having unaccounted income during her tenure as the CM from 1991-96.

Along with her, three others were also set free by the high court in the case.

Just minutes after the verdict, celebrations began outside the residence of Jayalalithaa, popularly known as "Amma" in Tamil Nadu. The supporters danced and burst crackers to welcome their leader to home town.

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