2014 11:22 am | Updated: September 27, 2014 4:51 pm
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been convicted by a special court in Bangalore in the 18-year-old Rs 66.65 croredisproportionate assets case against her. This verdict will have huge ramifications on the state polity and her government.
Here are the highlights:
# Jayalalithaa has been sentenced for four years, set to be arrested.
# Jayalalithaa likely to be hospitalised after complaints of chest pain.
# Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah is holding talks with state Home Secretary over deteriorating law and order situation.
# Jayalalithaa to be taken into custody.
# Police sources report an attempt of immolation at Poes Garden, the residence of J Jayalalithaa.
# Traffic along the entire Arcot Road and K K Nagar in the city has been blocked by AIADMK cadres.
# SUVs flying AIADMK party flags are roaming around the city, forcefully closing down all the shops.
# There have been clashed between DMK and AIADMK cadres near DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s residence in Chennai.
# A group of AIADMK cadres are also protesting near Subramanian Swamy’s residence in the city.
# The Intelligence Bureau has given direction to tighten security across Tamil Nadu and highways.
# Businesses in Chenani city close fearing violence.
# Southern districts and towns are facing power cuts since morning. Traffic has also been interrupted in many parts of the city.
# Unconfirmed reports of bus burning in Chennai outskirts.
# Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been convicted in the DA case. The quantum of sentence is awaited.
# The prosecution has argued that Jayalalithaa and three others have committed offence against society.
# Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa tells the court that the case is politically motivated, and intended to harass her. She also says that she is suffering from health problems.
# The verdict has been deferred till 3 pm.
# Special judge John Michael Cunha enters court hall to deliver verdict in Jayalalitha disproportionate assets case.
# 29 ministers of Tamil Nadu Cabinet outside the special court in Bangalore.
# Police cane-charged AIADMK activists who were trying to proceed towards the special court.
# Top Tamil Nadu ministers, including O Paneerselvam who is likely to be CM if Jayalalithaa is convicted, wait outside the court for verdict.