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Swamy, The Man Behind Sasikala’s Imprisonment

In the disproportionate assets case former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, and general secretary V.K. Sasikala and others of AIADMK have been sentenced, rooted by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in his complaint lodged during, he was the president of the Janata Party.


Mr. Swamy filed a complaint on 14th June, 1996 to Principal Sessions Judge in Chennai under the section 200 of the CrPc claiming that Ms. Jayalalithaa, after becoming the Chief Minister in year 1991, earned properties and income disproportionate to her recognized sources of income.

He mentioned that during 1989-1990, she declared her wealth to be “Nil” and it increased to Rs. 1.89 crore in 1990-1991. Next, her wealth increased to Rs. 2.60 crore in 1991-1992 and kept increasing many folds in subsequent years, while she was getting monthly salary of just Re. 1 as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

On complaint of Swamy, the judge directed senior IPS officer Ms. Letika Saran to investigate the complaint.  Against the complaint former chief minister Jayalalithaa and Ms. Sasikala dared the order and obtained stay on the investigation.  However, High Court in September 1996 ordered the Director of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) to investigate the complaint.

Subramanian Swamy is a Rajya Sabha member at present. During 1990 & 1991, he served as a member of Planning Commission of India and as Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Law.

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