Bangalore: The Special Court on Tuesday adjourned
to September 14, the disproportionate asset case filed against
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Her counsel A Kandasami filed an application under Section
309 CrPC seeking two weeks adjournment in the wake of the
Special Leave Petition which came up before the Supreme Court
yesterday, being adjourned to September 12.
"Since the apex court is likely to pronounce the orders on
September 12, we seek two weeks adjournment so that we can
proceed on the basis of the outcome," he submitted.
Assistant Special Public Prosecutor, Sandesh Chowta acceded
to it, but pointed out that the SLP was adjourned at the
request of the petitioner`s counsel.
He said the case could be posted to September 13 to know the
outcome and "then we will be in a position to inform the court
what has transpired".
Referring to the Supreme Court`s observations yesterday,
Chowta said "even the court has observed that an attempt is
being made to protract the proceedings".
Meanwhile, counsels for all four accused -- Jayalalithaa,
Sasikala Natarajan, V Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi -- filed
applications seeking exemption from personal appearance today.
While Jayalalithaa`s counsel cited her busy schedule as
Chief Minister as the reason, Sasikala`s counsel submitted she
was suffering from eye problem. Sudhakaran`s counsel said he
had fractured his hand while Ilavarasi`s counsel submitted
that his client was a "severe diabetic".
The court allowed the applications and adjourned the case
to September 14.