Asset case: Orders on Jaya plea on April 21

BANGALORE: The Special Court on Thursday posted for orders to April 21, applications filed by Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa and her close aide Sasikala Natarajan in the disproportionate asset c

Published: 20th April 2012 02:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:38 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The Special Court on Thursday posted for orders to April 21, applications filed by Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa and her close aide Sasikala Natarajan in the disproportionate asset case, seeking perusal of unmarked documents related to the case.

Counsel for the accused has sought for perusal of unmarked documents pertaining to the petition. Special Court judge B M Mallikarjunaiah posted the applications to April 21 after hearing submissions by defence counsels and objections by Special Public Prosecutor.

Earlier, counsel for Sasikala, C Manishankhar, submitted that the accused had every right to peruse these documents, adding that the absolute right to ask for documents cannot be denied.

He argued that the court should allow them to peruse the docume nts which have a bearing to the petitioner when it is admitted that these are unmarked documents.

Public Prosecutor B V Acharya had earlier filed a written counter. He termed the applications “frivolous” and argued that they were not maintainable under law or on the facts of the case. The filing of the applications is an abuse of law, he said.

He submitted that the November 18, 2003, transfer order of the Supreme Court had directed that the case proceed on a daily basis.

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