Jaya wealth case adjourned to April 6

A court here on Saturday adjourned to April 6 the disproportionate asset case trial against former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Last Updated: Apr 02, 2011, 14:11 PM IST

Bangalore: A court here on Saturday adjourned to
April 6 the disproportionate asset case trial against former
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

When the trial came up before Special Court judge BM
Mallikarjunaiah, defence counsels Navaneetha Krishnan and A
Asokan filed an application pointing out defects in the
translated version (from Tamil to English) of the statements
of 55 witnesses in the case.

The court office then sought time to compare the original
deposition with the translated version and furnish the correct
version of the statements of witnesses, following which the
Judge adjourned the trial to April 6.

In all there are 259 witnesses in the case.

On March 8, the Special Court had posted the case for
recording of the statements of the accused. On March 18
Jayalalithaa filed a criminal petition in High Court
challenging three orders of the Special Court on translation
of witness statement, upon which the court granted 25 days
time to furnish the correct version.

PTI