File image AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala (PTI Photo)
New Delhi: The pronouncement of the much-awaited verdict in the apex court on Tuesday, which decided the fate of AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala in the disproportionate assests case, was completed in about eight minutes.
The two judges, Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy, reached the dias at 10.32 am in Court Number 6, which was jam-packed with a large number of advocates and mediapersons.
After the seal of the voluminous judgment was opened by the court staff, the two judges held discussion for a few moments.
Amid pin-drop silence, Justice Ghose, before pronouncing the judgment, said "You can understand (that it is) too much of a fatty judgment. We have taken the burden on us."
Immediately thereafter, Justice Ghose began reading the operative part of the judgment. It was over by 10.40 am.
No sooner had Justice Ghose finished with reading the judgment, the silence of the courtroom turned into hustle and bustle with scribes and some advocates rushing out to give out
the deliberation of the courtroom drama.
Amidst this scenario, Justice Roy said he was making a supplementary judgment in concurrence with Justice Ghose.
"We have expressed deep concern about escalating menace of corruption in the society," Justice Roy said.