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February 9, 2000
Madras HC suspends Jaya's sentence, grants her bail
The Madras high court today suspended the execution of the order passed by a special judge convicting former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha and sentencing her to a year's rigorous imprisonment in the Pleasant Stay Hotel corruption case and granted her bail.
Justice I David Christian also ordered that a notice be issued to the state government on an appeal filed by Jayalalitha, general secretary of the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, challenging the special judge's verdict.
Granting her bail, the judge directed Jayalalitha to execute a bond for Rs 2,000 and two sureties for like sum.
Special Judge-2 V Radhakrishnan had on February 2 convicted and sentenced Jayalalitha, former local administration minister and now Member of Parliament from Salem T M Selvaganapathy and suspended Indian Administrative Service officer H M Pandey to a year's rigorous imprisonment each. Rakesh Mittal, executive director of the hotel, and Palai N Shanmugham, chairman and managing director, also got the same punishment.
The prosecution's case was that Jayalalitha, Selvaganapathy and Pandey had granted permission to the hotel to construct a seven-storeyed structure at Blue Ville in the tourist resort town of Kodaikanal in violation of building rules.
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