DA case: HC special bench likely to hear Jayalalithaa's appeal against conviction

A special bench of the Karnataka High Court, Friday, will hear the appeals filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa and three others who had questioned their conviction in the disproportionate assets case.

Last Updated: Jan 02, 2015, 10:38 AM IST

Bengaluru: A special bench of the Karnataka High Court, Friday, will hear the appeals filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa and three others who had questioned their conviction in the disproportionate assets case.

The Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court had, yesterday, set up a special bench of Justice CR Kumaraswamy to hear the appeals.

The Supreme Court on December 18, last year directed the Karnataka HC to set up a special bench to decide Jayalalithaa's plea within three months.

An apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu, had ordered that the hearing in the High Court on the appeal, filed by the AIADMK chief challenging her conviction and sentence in the case, be conducted on a day-to-day basis.

On October 17, the apex court had granted conditional bail to Jayalalithaa, who was sent to jail by a trial court on September 27, saying that a hearing on her appeal against conviction in the High Court should be completed in three months from December 18.

The Special Court had held Jayalalithaa and three others guilty of corruption. The court had also slapped a fine of Rs. 100 crore on the AIADMK chief and Rs. 10 crore individually on the three other convicts.

With PTI inputs