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
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.