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Supreme Court asks not to pronounce judgement on Jayalalitha’s appeal


April 7, 2015 - Hyderabad

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today has asked the Karnataka High Court not to pronounce its verdict on Jayalalitha appeal.

The Apex court bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said that it will pronounce its verdict on the plea made by K Anbazhagan challenging the appointment of G Bhavani Singh as SPP at the High Court on April 15, 2015.

These directions came following the Karnataka High Court reserved its orders on March 11, 2015 in the DA case of for-mer Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha.

In the history: It may be recalled that a bench led by Chief Justice HL Dattu that heard the arguments put forth by Fali S Nariman on behalf of Jayalalitha. The Division Bench granted bail to Jayalalitha along with others sentenced in the case directed them to ready their appeals against the conviction within two months and posted it to December 18, 2014. It may be recalled here that Jayalalitha was sentenced to four year simple imprisonment and a fine of Rs.100 crore while the rest with four years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs.10 crore by a special court in the Rs.66.65 crore disproportionate assets case filed by Subramanyam. Jayalalitha moved to Karnataka High Court challenging the judgement of trial court on September 27, 2014 which was turned down by Justice AV Chandrasekhar though the Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh had no objection if the Court grants bail citing that the Supreme Court had in the re-cent times taken a tough stand against corruption cases and he called ‘corruption is a violation of human rights.’

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