Only true translation can lead to fair trial: Jayalalithaa

Jayalalithaa requested Karnataka HC to order for "true" translation of doc in the disproportionate wealth case.

Updated: Sep 04, 2010, 00:44 AM IST

Bangalore: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on Friday requested the Karnataka High Court to issue order for "true" translation of documents in the disproportionate wealth case against her to facilitate a fair trial.

When Jayalalithaa`s petition challenging the trial court order rejecting her plea for fresh translation of documents came up, her counsel Udaya Holla submitted that the present translation was "defective".
He contended that a true translation from Tamil into English was all important for cross examination of witnesses and for a free and fair trial.

The law requires to arrive at a just decision by finding out the truth, Navneeth Krishnan, counsel for Jayalalithaa submitted. Justice Subash B Adi adjourned further hearing to September 7.
On July 22, the Special Court trying the disproportionate assets case had rejected Jayalalithaa`s plea for fresh translation of the documents (from Tamil to English) and fixed August 6 for commencing the trial.
The wealth case, which was heard by a Chennai court, had been transferred to Bangalore by the Supreme Court.

PTI