Bangalore: A Special Court on Saturday rejected the joint application filed by Sasikala Natarajan and Ilavarasi, the second and fourth accused in the disproportionate case
filed against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, for recalling the investigating officer and adjourned the case to September 6.
Earlier, the counsel representing the first accused (Jayalalithaa), A Kandaswamy filed an application before the court seeking three weeks adjournment in the light of Special
Leave Petition filed before the Supreme Court against the Special Court`s order of August 12, rejecting the applications filed by Jayalalithaa seeking exemption from personal
appearance, which is pending.
The Special Court in its order, had also rejected applications filed seeking permission to make a written submission or depose through video conferencing.
To avoid further delay in the proceedings, the accused subsequently approached the apex court on August 17 and filed an SLP before it against the Special Court order.
Jayalalithaa`s counsel prayed that since, the apex court`s decision on the SLP was pending, the case may be adjourned till three weeks.
Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya also acceded to it "to avoid any prejudice" and the court adjourned the case to September 6.