SC allows withdrawal of case against Jayalalitha

A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan allowed withdrawal of the case.
Senior advocate T R Andhyarjuna appearing for complainant DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan said the high court in its order on December 7, 2009 had allowed withdrawal of the case. The petitioner had alleged that Jayalalitha had acquired the hotels on the suburb of London in 1994 at a cost of Rs 248 crore.

The case was transferred to Bangalore on the direction of the apex court in 2000.
Senior advocate B  V Acharya, who was appointed as a Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) by Karnataka Government, had sent a communication to the Tamil Nadu government asking it to seek permission of the apex court to withdraw the London Hotel case.

He had said that on perusal of the statement of the investigating officer and statements recorded during the investigation, the involvement of Jayalalithaa was ruled out in the case.

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