Attachment of properties termed illegal

The Lex properties and others, who have moved the High Court challenging the attachment of their properties in connection with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha’s disproportionate assets case, hvave termed the the attachment order of the trial court is illegal.

During the hearing on Wednesday, Senior Counsel Udaya Holla, who appeared on behalf of the Lex Properties, River Way, Meadow Agro Farm Limited, Ramraj Agros and Signora contended that the properties belong to the firms and not to the accused. He submitted that the accused were not share holders in the properties.

Stating that the trial court has not looked into any of these aspects, but confirmed the order of attachments, he said that court did not go into any erits of the case and ordered attachments of property just because, they are not registered firms. " If the partnership is not registered, even then the application is maintainable,” he said.

The prosecution had alleged that Sudhakar and Elavarasi, who are co-accused in the matter had shares in these companies. The companies had contended that they have been dragged into the legal tangle unnecessarily.

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