Jaya case: Recording of accused's statement on Jan 7



Bangalore: A special court here trying the disproportionate asset case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa adjourned the proceedings to January 7 for recording the statement of the fourth and last accused in the case.

Allowing an application filed by Ilavarasi seeking exemption from personal appearance because of ill-health, judge M S Balakrishna adjourned the case till Monday for recording her statement under section 313 of the CrPC.

On Wednesday, third accused and Jayalalithaa's disowned foster son V N Sudhakaran completed recording of his statement under section 313 CrPC, answering 914 questions framed by the court.

The court had last month completed questioning of Jayalalithaa's close aide Sasikala, following which Sudhakaran's deposition was taken up.

Jayalalithaa has been charged with amassing wealth to the tune of Rs 66 crore disproportionate to her known sources of income when she was chief minister between 1991 and 1995. The case had been transferred to the court here by the Supreme Court during her second regime.

PTI