Bangalore: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Jayalalithaa on Tuesday resumed her deposition before a special
court here for the third time in connection with the Rs 66
crore disproportionate asset case against her and two others.
Jayalalithaa landed at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
airport and immediately proceeded to the special court near
Parapparana Agra Central Jail premises on the city outskirts.
Bangalore city police have imposed prohibitory orders
around the Parappana Jail premises from 0600 hours today to
midnight of tomorrow. A tight security blanket has been thrown
around jail and also from the HAL airport upto the prison.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by her close friend
Sasikala Natarajan and Jayalalithaa`s adopted son V
Sudhakaran, the other accused in the 15-year-old case.
Jayalalithaa, who appeared before the court on October 20
and 21, still has to answer 768 questions as her deposition
remained inconclusive last month when she replied to about 571
of 1339 framed by the court.
Special Court Judge BM Malliarjunaiah on November 8 had
posted the hearing to today after Jayalalithaa moved an
application seeking postponing of the hearing.
The Supreme Court had earlier rejected her plea for
personal exemption from appearance and for furnishing written
replies on the remaining questions and directed her to appear
in person today.
Jayalalithaa has been charged with accumulation of wealth
disproportionate to her known sources of income when she was
the chief minister between 1991-96.
The trial was transferred from a Chennai court to Bangalore
in 2003 by the Supreme Court on a petition by DMK General
Secretary K Anbazhagan.