SC notice to Jayalalitha on CBI`s plea against her

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha was issued notice by Supreme Court on a CBI appeal challenging the Madras High Court verdict.

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J
Jayalalitha was on Tuesday issued notice by the Supreme Court on a
CBI appeal challenging the Madras High Court verdict, which
had quashed a case, registered against her for allegedly
receiving an illegal remittance of US $3 lakh in 1992.

While issuing notice to the Tamil Nadu CM, a bench of
justices Altmas Kabir and S S Nijjar, however, refrained from
staying the September 30, 2011 judgement of the Madras High
Court, delivered on a plea by Jayalalitha for quashing the FIR
against her.
The case of the CBI is that Jayalalitha had received a
remittance of three lakh US dollars in 1992 through a demand
draft issued by banker`s trust company in New York, drawn on
ANZ Grindlays bank, St Helier Jersey.

According to the CBI, the receipts of such a huge money
was part of an illegal transaction, which was being probed.
Jayalalitha was the chief minister of the state at the
time of the alleged offence.

The high court had quashed the proceedings against
Jayalalitha on her plea that that there was an inordinate
delay in the investigation and trial.
The CBI, in its appeal, however, has defended the delay on
the ground that the alleged offence which took place in 1992
came to the IT department`s notice only in 1996.

It further argued that the investigation process took
considerable time as the same had to conducted in the US, UK
and UAE.

PTI

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