The court had, however, made clear that the fine imposed on her can be recovered.
The apex court had restored the special trial court verdict convicting all the accused and set aside the Karnataka High Court judgement in the case.
The trial court had found disproportionate assets valued at Rs 53.60 crore, which Jayalalithaa and the three others could not account for. The CBI had alleged that the unaccounted wealth was to the tune of Rs 66.65 crore.
In its review plea, the state government had contended that the apex court's decision to abate the proceedings against Jayalalithaa was an "error apparent on the face of record".
The plea had said that the abatement of proceedings was "erroneous" as there was no provision either in the Constitution or the Supreme Court rules for it.
Jayalalithaa had been sentenced to a four-year jail term, along with Rs 100 crore fine by the Bengaluru court.
60-year-old Sasikala has to serve a jail term of around three-and-a-half years, out of the four years awarded by the trial court, as she has already spent almost six months in prison.
The conviction of Sasikala's two relatives V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi was also upheld by the apex court and they were directed to surrender to serve their four-year term.
The apex court had set aside the high court order, acquitting all the four accused and had "restored in toto" the trial court's decision in the 19-year-old case.
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