Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Friday
granted 25 days time to furnish the correct translation of the
statements of all the witnesses in the disproportionate asset
case filed against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J
Justice Keshav Narayan gave the direction to this effect
when the criminal petition filed by Jayalalithaa challenging
the three orders of the Special Court on the translation of
the statements of all the 259 witnesses in the case came up
for hearing before him.
Justice Narayan granted 15 days time to the defence to
point out "mistakes" in the translated statements of the
witnesses and another 10 days time to the interpreter to file
the correct version of the witnesses` statements before the
court -- in all, 25 days.
The first order that was challenged in the petition was
rejecting the six months time sought by the defence counsel to
provide for the correct translation of statements of the
witnesses, the second pertained to furnishing corrections then
and there and the third order was rejecting the application
for recalling of some of the witnesses.
It may be noted that on March 9, the Special Court posted
to March 26, recording of the statements of the accused in the
The case against Jayalalithaa, which was heard by a Chennai
court, had been transferred to Bangalore by the Supreme Court.