Groups of AIADMK supporters had gathered at some places chanting slogans hailing their leader.
Jayalalithaa’s conviction is about equality before law. AIADMK must respect verdict even as it challenges it.
Munusamy, who took oath as labour minister on Tuesday evening was also removed from the post of Krishnagiri district secretary.
With elections around the corner, the trial has assumed significance, especially with the concerned parties keen on pushing the trial.
The interim application was dismissed and a further hearing of the case scheduled for March 7.
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Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury termed decision “bizarre” and questioned motive behind.
Supreme Court had Tuesday commuted death sentence of three convicts in case to life term.
Jayalalithaa had told the state Assembly that the Centre had three days to respond to the decision, after which her government would exercise its power to free the convicts.
Supreme Court bench asked trial court in Chennai to conclude the hearing in the Jayalalithaa tax case within four months.
In return, the chief metropolitan magistrate ordered the release of 52 Lankan fishermen from the central jail.
The valuables include 23 kg of gold,1,165 kg of silver and 91 wrist watches.
Assets include 800 kg silver,28 kg gold,10,500 saris,91 watches,750 pair footwear.
The trial in the case of 1991-96 has been mired in controversy.
Jayalalithaa has moved the court to get the appointment of the new judge qua-shed.
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