New Delhi : Jailed former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s plea for bail is likely to come up for hearing on Monday in the Supreme Court. Lawyers associated with her matter said some procedural aspect for mentioning it for urgent hearing was yet to be completed and the apex court registry is likely to put it in the mentioning list of October 13.  Jayalalithaa, who was denied bail by Karnataka High Court following her conviction and four year sentence in a graft case, had yesterday moved the Supreme Court for bail. The AIADMK chief, who has been behind bars for the last 12 days, challenged the High Court order which had refused her bail. Jayalalithaa has pleaded that she has been sentenced to only four years jail in the case and she is also suffering from various ailments as grounds for her immediate relief.  She said as Chief Minister she did not misuse her powers in this case. The former Chief Minister also cited grounds of being senior citizen and woman for getting out of jail.

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