Bangalore: Sasikala Natarajan, estranged aide
of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, Wednesday blamed in a court here DMK President M Karunanidhi for the disproportionate asset case filed against the AIADMK supremo.
Continuing her deposition before the Special Court trying
the case in which she is a co-accused, she said "the
disproportionate asset case was filed against Jayalalithaa by
her political opponent M Karunanidhi".
Answering a question concerning a building in Anna Nagar,
Chennai, Sasikala said "in order to please Karunanidhi, police
have filed this case by showing higher valuation. In order to
arrive at the amount shown by them, the police have made this
witness exaggerate the value by including the building in
which only foundation has been laid and is incomplete".
Towards the end of the proceedings the court witnessed
heated arguments between Sasikala`s counsel C Manishankhar and
Assistant Special Public Prosecutor Sandesh Chowta after the
latter objected to her reading from prepared notes.
Sasikala, who has so far appeared demure during the
proceedings, was visibly angry and raising her voice accused
Chowta of "deliberately interfering in her recording of the
statement" because she mentioned Karunanidhi`s name.
Judge B M Mallikarjunaiah concurred with Chowta`s plea and
directed the court officer to remove all the notes.
But again while replying to another question, her counsel
passed on some papers, sparking fresh bout of exchanges
between Manishankar and Chowta.