SC declines Sashikala`s plea in DA case row
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 22:18
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain "at this stage" the plea of Sashikala Natarajan, estranged close aide of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to provide her translated copies in Tamil of the proceedings before the special Bangalore trial court in a disproportionate assets case.

A bench of justices P Sathasivam and BS Chauhan felt since the trial court had adequate language interpreters there was no need to interfere with the Karnataka High Court's decision to reject her plea.

Sashikala had claimed while she did not know English the trial judge was not conversant with Tamil and hence she faced difficulty in answering the questions put to her by the court and follow the proceedings.

The Karnataka High Court had earlier rejected her plea. Jayalalithaa was earlier directed by the Supreme Court to appear in a Bangalore trial court on Thursday in the disproportionate assets case.


First Published: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 22:18

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