High Court orders translation of Jaya charge sheet from Tamil to English

High Court orders translation of Jaya charge sheet from Tamil to English

The High Court special bench hearing the petition by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha seeking to quash her conviction in the disproportionate assets case by the special court, on Tuesday, directed the Directorate of Translations in the State to translate the charge sheet filed in the year 1997 in Tamil into English.

Hearing the petition, Justice C R Kumaraswamy directed the department to translate the document and submit the same before January 13. Jayalalitha had filed a memo seeking for fresh translation of the charge sheet, citing errors in the earlier one.

Meanwhile DMK general secretary Anbazhagan, on Tuesday, filed another petition seeking that the services of Bhavani Singh as the special public prosecutor should be discontinued and that a senior counsel should be appointed in his place. The matter has been adjourned.

Approach HC: SC to Swamy
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who sought permission to intervene in a pending appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha in the disproportionate assets case, to approach the High Court of Karnataka afresh.

Swamy appeared before a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu and contended that he was not allowed by the High Court to argue his point of view despite being the original complainant in the case.

The bench, however, told him that the court cannot pass any direction, until there is a formal order from the High Court. “We do not know what has transpired in the High Court. We can look into it only if there is some order,” the bench told Swamy.

Swamy, on his part, contended that under the Prevention of Corruption Act, he could be treated as a deemed prosecutor. The apex court, however, asked him to get a formal and written order from the High Court. The Supreme Court had on December 18 extended by four months the bail period of AIADMK leader Jayalalitha who was sentenced to a four-year jail term, along with three others, in the 1996 case by a Bengaluru court.

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