The Madras High Court on Friday upheld the two-year jail sentence for M Natarajan, the husband of jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader VK Sasikala, in a 1994 case of duty evasion, ANI reported.

In July 2010, a special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation had sentenced Natarajan and three others including his nephew, to two years of rigorous imprisonment for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 1.62 crore to the exchequer.

Natarajan had imported a Lexus luxury car in 1994, and was accused of forging documents to show that it was a used car to evade import duty.

The accused had appealed against the conviction in the Madras High Court.