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Jayalalitha discharged from 18-year old tax case

Jan 8,Chennai: In a relief to AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, a court here today discharged her from an 18-year old income tax return case, allowing withdrawal of prosecution by the I-T department consequent to acceptance of her compounding pleas by it.

A total of four cases against Jayalalithaa, her aide Sasikala and a firm in which they are partners were "dismissed as withdrawn from prosecution" by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy.