Declaring the legal heirs of former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s Rs 1,000 crore assets, Madras High Court passed a sensational verdict which came as a shocker to Sasikala. Madras High Court declared J Deepak and J Deepa as the Class II legal heirs entitled to inherit all the assets of the legendary actor-turned-politician.
The court also suggested the Tamil Nadu government that it can convert a part of Jayalalithaa’s residence ‘Veda Nilayam’ into chief minister’s office rather wasting public money to renovate it into a memorial. The bench consisting of Justice N Kirubakaran and Abdul Quddhose gave its rulings in two cases, one filed by Deepak to declare him and his sister Deepa as the legal heirs. And the other, regarding an appeal filed by K Pugazhenthi and P.Janakiraman said to be members of AIADMK party. This has come as a shock to Sasikala cadre who anticipated to take over the property.
It was learnt the Deepa and Deepak are, however, not inclined towards establishing a memorial for Jayalalithaa at ‘Veda Nilayam’. “This is our ancestral property (Veda Nilayam in Poes Garden). It legitimately belongs to us. I am happy with the court verdict,” said Deepa who recently took a legal battle with director bankrolling movies on her aunt’s story.
The court also ordered that Deepak and Deepa shall allot a few properties and create a registered Public Trust in the name of their late aunt, as per their affidavits filed before it within a period of eight weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of this order.