Court Imposes Cost on SPP in Jayalalithaa's DA Case

Published: 14th March 2014 06:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2014 07:11 PM   |  A+A-


A special court on Friday imposed a cost of one-day salary on Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh for not resuming the final arguments in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others citing ill-health.

Judge Michael D'Cunha imposed the cost amounting to about Rs 60,000 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 had been charged with accumulating Rs 66 crore wealth disproportionate to her known sources of income during 1991-95 when she was the Chief Minister.

As the case came up for hearing, Singh submitted medical documents to the court and sought time to commence arguments citing health problems.

The judge, however, did not accept Singh's request saying the medical documents were untenable and ordered Singh's assistant to commence the final arguments.

Singh, however, did not give permission to his assistant to argue, which prompted the judge to impose the cost on him. The matter was posted for Saturday.


Also Read:

No Attempt to Protract DA Case, Jaya Tells Court

Jaya's DA case: SC seeks Karnataka response on appointment of judge

DA case: IT department produces documents against Jaya 

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp