In an enormous blow to the DMK authorities in Tamil Nadu, the Madras Excessive Court docket Thursday sentenced state’s larger schooling minister Ok Ponmudy and his spouse to three years of imprisonment in a Rs 1.75 crore disproportionate belongings case.
Additionally, a tremendous of Rs 50 lakhs every has been slapped on each Ponmudy and his spouse.
The Excessive Court docket additional mentioned if the minister and his spouse fail to pay tremendous, they must endure six extra months of imprisonment.
The Decide additionally suspended the sentence for 30 days since Ponmudy is at present minister of upper schooling of Tamil Nadu.
The Decide additionally mentioned convicts can work out their treatment earlier than the Supreme Court docket through the subsequent 30 days and mentioned a call on extending the time might be thought-about later if they might not work out their treatment earlier than the apex court docket by then.
On Tuesday, the Excessive Court docket convicted the DMK minister and his spouse within the case, setting apart a trial court docket’s order which acquitted them.
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