Jayalalithaa case posted to March 9

A special court on Saturday fixed March 9 for recording statements of the accused to the questions framed by the court in the disproportionate asset case against former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa.

Last Updated: Feb 19, 2011, 16:00 PM IST

Bangalore: A special court on Saturday fixed March 9 for recording statements of the accused to the questions framed by the court in the disproportionate asset case against former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa.

Special Court judge BM Mallikarjunaiah posted the case to March 9 for recording the statements of the accused.

Earlier, he allowed the application filed by defence counsel Navaneetha Krishnan, seeking corrected translated version of the 17 witnesses (as per the mistakes pointed out by him) "at the appropriate time, that is the time of arguments".

Mallikarjunaiah, however, rejected another application filed by the defence counsel seeking four weeks time to point out defects in the statements of the remaining witnesses.

There are 259 witnesses in all.

Assistant public prosecutor Sandesh Chowta had submitted that both the applications filed by Krishnan were "frivolous, lacked bona fide and were made only to protract the proceedings and therefore liable to be rejected".

The case against Jayalalithaa which was heard by a Chennai court had been transfered to Bangalore by the Supreme Court.

PTI