Court to resume hearing in Jaya assets case

The special court will on Tuesday resume hearing on the Rs 66 crore disproportionate asset case filed against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, but she is unlikely to appear before the court.

Bangalore: The special court will on Tuesday resume hearing on the Rs 66 crore disproportionate asset case filed against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, but she is unlikely to appear before the court.

The court on October 21 had adjourned the hearing till today, as recording of Jayalalithaa`s statement on 1,000-odd questions framed in the case remained inconclusive
during the two-day hearing.

Sources close to Jayalalithaa said she would move an application before the court tomorrow seeking postponing of the hearing to a later date, an option given to her by the
Supreme Court while dismissing her plea for personal exemption last week.

The apex court had asked the trial court to complete her deposition in one or two sittings and adjourn the November eight hearing to an another date.
The disproportionate assets case involves the alleged accumulation of assets worth over Rs 66 crore by Jayalalithaa between 1991 and 1996. The case proceedings were shifted out of Tamil Nadu by the apex court on her plea fearing that she might be denied a fair trial in the state then ruled by her arch rival DMK chief Karunanidhi, whom she accused of implicating her in a false
case.

PTI

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