New Delhi: DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan on Thursday moved Supreme Court seeking stay of disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, questioning impartiality of public prosecutor in the matter.
The apex court has accepted the plea and listed the matter for hearing on Friday.
The Special Bench of Karnataka High Court in January began day-to-day hearing of appeals filed by Jayalalithaa and three others challenging their conviction in the disproportionate assets case.
An apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu, had ordered that the hearing in the High Court on the appeal, filed by Jayalalithaa challenging her conviction and sentence in the case, be conducted on a day-to-day basis.
On October 17 last year, the apex court had granted conditional bail to Jayalalithaa, who was sent to jail by a trial court on September 27, saying that 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 awarded four years jail term and also slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore on the AIADMK chief. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 10 crore fine on each of the three other convicts.
(With PTI inputs)