- Sasikala needs to cough up a property tax of Rs 35,424, which has been due for two years despite reminders
- Jayalalithaa had bought the property when she was active in the film industry
The Disproportionate Assets Case has finally come to an end, while the main accused in the case J Jayalalithaa is no more, party to the case, Sasikala was sentenced to four years imprisonment and the court had also ordered the seizing of their assets towards the collective payment of a fine to the tune of Rs 130 crore.
Now Sasikala has another payment to add to her list and that is of property tax on a house in her name in West Marredpally, Secunderabad. A notice on the gate of the two-storeyed property reads "Shashikala Natrajan, Plot no 16, Radhika Colony, West Marredpally, Secunderabad-26.
According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, the notice has been issued by the Secunderabad Cantonment Board officials, Sasikala needs to cough up a property tax of Rs 35,424, which has been due for two years despite reminders.
Interestingly, the original owner of the property is former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa. The property was bought in the days, when Jayalalithaa was active in the film industry and used to frequently move between Hyderabad and Chennai for work.
If one were to go by J Jayalalithaa declaration, one would find the reference to two properties in Hyderabad when she had declared her assets previously in 2015 before the polls, one was a building in Srinagar Colony and the other was an agricultural land measuring 14.5 acres in Jeedimetla Village in Ranga Reddy District in Hyderabad, Telangana and it had a grape garden in it.
The grape garden property does not come without its share of dispute. The article states that former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy had served her a notice in 2007 saying that an 8.1-acre portion of the land had been assigned to the poor previously in 1956-1959. At that time Amma denied all charges saying it was bought different people.
Neighbours have not seen either Jayalalithaa or Sasikala at the property, which they say is now under renovation.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:39 PM IST