Court took into account A R Rahman's statement for Jayalalitha assets case


Music maestro A R Rahman, child prodigy Mandolin Srinivas, who died last month, and music director Gangai Amaran - these three are among several popular personalities whose depositions were also taken into account by special court judge John Michael Cunha while convicting AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case last Saturday.

Rahman and Srinivas said in court they performed at the wedding of Jayalalithaa's foster son (later disowned) V N Sudhakaran, a co-accused in the Rs 66.65-crore disproportionate assets case, free of cost and accepted invitations accompanied by silver and silk. Music director and screenplay writer Gangai Amaran (Ilayaraja's younger brother) said he 'sold' his 22-acre farmhouse at Payyanur on Old Mahabalipuram Road to Sasikala, who told him "Amma likes your farmhouse", in 1994.

Cunha said the statements of Rahman and Srinivas are relevant to the prosecution's claims that several hundred silver plates and silk saris/dhotis were procured to be given to VIPs while inviting them for the wedding.

-Times of India