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The Picture Is Grim

Will the colour TV scam be the end, or yet another false start?

The Picture Is Grim
The Picture Is Grim
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THE law seems to be finally catching up with former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha. Despite her 70 attempts to stall the judicial process against her and her cohorts, the special court is tightening its noose around her neck. Of the eight cases filed against Jayalalitha, the special court has so far framed charges in three—the Pleasant Stay Hotel case, the disproportionate wealth case and, on May 14, the Rs 10.16 crore colour TV scam case.

 Dismissing the discharge petitions filed by Jayalalitha and the others, Special Judge-II V. Radhakrishnan said: "An overall picture of the colour TV scandal, which resulted in loss of several crores of rupees to the government, is visible to the naked eye from the materials placed on record." In his order, the judge said that oral and documentary evidence gathered during the investigation and produced in court led to the presumtion that the accused had committed offences triable by this court.

According to the judge, it was well settled that suspicion was...

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