A petition filed by Advocate Joseph Aristotle  sought a review of the Supreme Court’s February 14 judgement ‘abating proceedings’ against her since Jayalalithaa was dead. The plea filed by Karnataka has termed the order an “error apparent on the face of record.”

 

The state government had said that once the proceedings were abated, it will not be possible to recover the fine of Rs 100 crore imposed on her .

 

Jayalalithaa was convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act for acquiring wealth disproportionate to her income, the petition said. “It is settled law that the appeal does not abate if the accused has been sentenced to pay fine.”

 

The famous Disproportionate Assets case came to an end, with the sentencing of VK Sasikala along with two others. The trial court had sentenced Sasikala and her two relatives to four years imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10 crore each.  Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years with a fine of Rs 100 crore.

 

Out of the fine amount recovered as above, a sum of Rs 5 crores shall be made over to the State of Karnataka towards reimbursement of the cost of trial conducted in the State of Karnataka.