Jail for TN lawyer who criticised Jayalalithaa conviction verdict judge
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The News Minute | January 9, 2015 | 09.20 am IST A lawyer, part of the AIADMK advocates wing in Cuddalore, has been given a seven-day jail sentence for condemning a special court judge who convicted and sentenced former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case. The 50 year-old advocate was found guilty of displaying posters containing objectionable comments. Given a seven day jail term for pasting the posters, he was given an additional seven-day jail sentence for disfiguring public places , reported Times of India. Both sentences will run concurrently, said the report. The lawyer, T Thangakolanjinathan, was then sent to the Cuddalore central prison by the Tittakudi police. Following the conviction verdict in the case, Thangakolanjinathan put up posters in public spots in Tittakudi criticising Special Judge John Michael Cunha for his verdict sentencing and convicting Jayalalithaa with a four year imprisonment term and a Rs.100 crore penalty. The advocate was booked under Section 3 (penalty for disfigurement by objectionable advertisements) and Section 4 (penalty for unauthorized disfigure ment by advertisements) of the Tamil Nadu Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act, 1959 following a complaint by the Tittakudi village administrative officer. After the complaints, Thangakolanjinathan was arrested and then released on bail, said the report. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute Read Why Vellore corporation has been asked to apologise to the judge who convicted Jayalalithaa Read Vellore Mayor issues apology over Jayalalithaa DA case speech
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