Jaya Case: Karnataka HC Rejects SPP's Plea Against Cost on Him

Published: 21st March 2014 09:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2014 09:28 PM   |  A+A-


Karnataka High Court today dismissed a petition filed by Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh, who sought the quashing of a special court order imposing a cost of one-day salary for two consecutive days on him in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others.

When the court resumed for hearing, Justice Satyanarayana dismissed Singh's petition saying that the order granted by the special court was right.

Special Court Judge John Michael Cunha had on March 14, 2014 imposed the cost amounting to Rs. 60,000 to Rs 65,000 after Singh pleaded for adjournment on grounds of ill health.

The court had directed Singh on February 28 to resume arguments in the case in which Jayalalithaa has been charged with accumulating Rs 66 crore wealth disproportionate to known sources of income in 1991-95 when she was Chief Minister.

In his plea before the High Court, Singh had maintained that the order granted by the special court was "arbitrary" and not according to law because he had submitted "genuine" medical certificates before it.

He had stated the court has not furnished proper reasons for rejecting the contents ingrained in medical certificates.

The special court had observed that the conduct of Singh was unjustifiable after he abstained from appearing before it to resume the final arguments.

The special court had given Singh another chance to resume the final arguments today.

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