Jaya case: Karnataka sends Tamil Nadu Rs 12-cr bill

Jaya case: Karnataka sends Tamil Nadu Rs 12-cr bill

Karnataka has spent Rs 12.04 crore to bring to justice J Jayalalithaa, the late Tamil Nadu chief minister, and others accused in an illegal wealth case.

V K Sasikala and two of her relatives, co-accused in the high-profile case, were jailed at Parappana Agrahara on Wednesday.

The money was spent on the trial from 2004-05 to 2015-16, as directed by the Supreme Court. The chief accountant, the registrars of the City Civil Court and the Karnataka High Court and the home department have incurred the expenditure. 

The state has written to the Tamil Nadu government seeking reimbursement, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said.

The amount covers payments to lawyers and courts. The government had to appeal to the Supreme Court against Jayalalithaa’s acquittal in the high court, he said.

According to a note prepared by the law department, the break-up is: Rs 3.78 crore for various departments; Rs 2.86 crore for the city civil court (2004-14); Rs 4.68 crore for the high court (2004-16) and Rs 70.33 lakh for police security (2001-16).

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