High Court verdict in Jaya case on Monday

High Court verdict in Jaya case on Monday

The special vacation bench of Justice C R Kumaraswamy of the Karnataka High Court will pronounce on May 11 its verdict on the appeals filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha and her three aides.

Jayalalitha and others had challenged the orders of the special court in disproportionate asset cases. On September 27, 2014, the special court judge John Michael D’Cunha had sentenced Jayalalitha to four-year imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore.  Her co-accused, Sasikala Natarajan, V Sudhakaran and J Elavarasi were sentenced to four years’ imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10 crore each.

The AIADMK supremo and her aides had approached the High Court challenging the order. They had sought the court to stay the orders of the special court. The High Court refused to grant bail. However, the Supreme Court granted the bail and directed the High Court to complete the hearing of appeals in three months from December 18.

Meanwhile, DMK’s general secretary K Anbazhagan filed a petition challenging the appointment of Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Bhavani Singh and had sought directions from the court not to allow him to appear on behalf of Tamil Nadu’s Department of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) in the criminal appeals.  The High Court directed DMK’s general secretary to approach Supreme Court in this regard.

The apex court on April 27 annulled the appointment of Bhavani Singh following which the State government appointed senior counsel B V Acharya as the SPP.  Acharya after his appointment as SPP filed written objections in the matter.

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