On the lines of the 2G scam case, the Supreme Court Friday appointed senior counsel R.S. Cheema as the special public prosecutor in the case relating to alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks before a special CBI judge.
The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on the issue of appointment and sacking of Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) G Bhawani Singh in Karnataka in a disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
The Karnataka government told the Supreme Court that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa`s plea for extension of the tenure of the judge trying the case of disproportionate assets against her after his retirement on September 30 cannot be accepted.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday criticised in the Supreme Court the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court for allegedly toeing the line of state government on the controversy surrounding appointment of a Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in a disproportionate assets case against her.
Supreme Court lawyer Dayan Krishnan has been appointed as the special public prosecutor by city police to conduct trial in the December 16 gang rape of a paramedical student who succumbed to injuries during wee hours of Saturday at a Singapore hospital.