India: Security stepped up across Tamil Nadu ahead of disproportionate assets case verdict

The fate of Sasikala is likely to be decided on Monday as the Supreme Court may deliver the much-awaited verdict in the disproportionate assets case involving her as an accused. (Representative Image) Photograph:( AFP )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 14, 2017, 03.17 AM (IST)

Security has been stepped up across Tamil Nadu as a precautionary measure ahead of the verdict in the disproportionate assets case likely to be announced on Tuesday.

Additional police have been deployed at the chief minister's Greenways road residence and Raj Bhavan besides Koovathur resort where AIADMK MLAs supporting party chief VK Sasikala are staying, police said.

The fate of Sasikala, fighting a bitter power battle with interim Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam after the demise of J Jayalithaa is likely to be decided on Monday as the Supreme Court may deliver the much-awaited verdict in the disproportionate assets case involving her as an accused.

Besides Jayalalithaa, against whom the proceedings would be abated due to her demise on December 5 last year, Sasikala, and the latter's relatives, VN Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, were also acquitted in the assets case by the Karnataka High Court.

(This report first appeared in DNA)