K’taka HC directs Jaya`s counsel to serve petition copy on SPP

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 19:28

Bangalore: The counsel for former Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was on Wednesday directed by Karnataka
High Court to serve copies of her criminal petition seeking
quashing of trial court order and dismissing pending cases
before a special court here.

Justice K N Keshava Narayana directed the petitioner`s
counsel to serve the copies of the petition on the Special
Public Prosecutor and adjourned hearing to February 18.

Jayalalithaa has filed a criminal petition in state High
Court, praying for quashing of the order passed by the trial
court in Chennai taking cognisance of the complaint and
consequently to dismiss criminal cases pending against her
before the Special Court, District and Session Judge
Bangalore.

The petition relates to cases pending against her under
the Prevention of Corruption Act alleging acquisition of
assets disproportionate to the known sources of income.

Jayalalithaa submitted that she was innocent and had not
committed any offences of the various charges levelled against
her. She also contended that there was non-application of mind
by the trial court judge in taking cognisance of the
offences.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 19:28

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