CHENNAI: P Kathiyayani (32), Mayor of Vellore City Municipal Corporation, has tendered an unconditional apology for reading out a resolution at the council meeting on September 30 condemning the Bangalore Special Court judge John Michael D’Cunha for his verdict in the Jayalalithaa assets case.
“I sincerely regret for having read out the said text before the commencement of the business of the council on September 30. I realise that no such text which is offensive and derogatory to the judiciary and more specifically to the judge concerned, should have been read out in the meeting. I sincerely feel sorry for the same and express my deep regret. I tender my unconditional apology,’’ she said in an affidavit filed before the first bench of the Madras High Court and also undertook to give publicity to her regret and issue press statements.
Jaya Bail Extended
A PTI report from New Delhi said the Supreme Court extended by four months the bail of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the assets case and asked the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court to constitute a special bench to decide her plea.