In a disproportionate assets case, the former education minister of Tamil Nadu Mr Aranganaayagam has been awarded three years jail term by a special court in Chennai.
The AIADMK leader was charged to have amassed wealth to an extent of 1.15 crore rupees disproportionate to his known sources of income over a five year period from 1991 to 1996.
The special court judge Gomathinayagam convicted him and awarded the year jail term and a fine of Fifty Thousand rupees. However, Aranganaayagam’s wife and two sons were set free from the charges.
The court has ordered the attachment of the properties of the convict to an equal amount. However, he was granted bail to enable him to go on appeal, on condition that he execute a personal bond to an amount of 25,000 rupees with two sureties for a like sum.