Chennai: The Madras High Court, Friday, quashed proceedings against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the Rs 2 crore birthday gifts case.
As per the CBI, she had received drafts worth Rs 2 crore from 57 people on her birthday in 1992. However, as per the CBI, many of the persons listed as having given gifts denied it and while some names were found to be fictitious.
Jayalalithaa had wanted the case be quashed in view of the 14-year delay in filing of chargesheet by the investigating agency.
Two senior AIADMK leaders Sengottaiyan and Alagu Thirunavukarassu were also granted relief by the court.
First Published: Friday, September 30, 2011, 16:21