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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa’s bail plea and listed it for hearing on Friday.

The chief of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has been jailed after being convicted for acquiring assets disproportionate to her income as the Tamil Nadu chief minister during 1991-1996.

Jayalalithaa had moved the apex court on 9 October for bail on medical grounds, saying that she was suffering from various ailments.

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister was convicted by a special court in Bangalore on 27 September, sentencing her to four years in prison and a fine of 100 crore. Three others—Sasikala, V.N. Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi—were also similarly sentenced.

The Karnataka high court denied her appeal, where she had contended that the lower court failed to consider several important judgements in her favour.

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