news Monday, May 11, 2015 - 05:30
In a complete turnaround, the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court CR Kumaraswamy held that J Jayalalithaa has been acquitted in the disproportionate assets case. On hearing the news, jubilant Amma’s jubilant supporters began to celebrate. Everything had been made ready in advance. Read: Amma Returns: Karnataka High Court acquits Jayalalithaa Around 10.30 am, the Court Room No 14, where the case was to be heard, people began to gather by the hundreds. Police had a list according to which people were let into the court. A band stood on stand by, dressed in white and crouching beside a pavement outside Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence in Chennai, waiting to burst into a triumphant score just in case she was acquitted. Read: Live Update: #JayaVerdict - Ground reports from Chennai and Bengaluru Crackers were burst, sloganeering became louder there were cheers all across Tamil Nadu, for Amma.