Jayalalithaa seeks dismissal of wealth case

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Chennai, Sep 6: Former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has urged the Madras High Court to dismiss the wealth tax case, registered against her about 11 years ago.

In a written submission filed by her counsel A Navaneethakrishnan and L P Shanmugasundaram yesterday, Ms Jayalalithaa stated that except a complaint and a sanction order, the wealth tax officials did not furnish any other documents.

While taking cognizance of the complaint dated December 5, 1997, the Economic Offences Court-I at Egmore ought to have seen whether the mandatory notice under Section 16(4) of the Wealth Tax Act had been issue to her or not. If no such notice is issued, then the complaint and the subsequent proceedings ought to be considered vitiated, she said.

She wanted the court to call for the records from the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court and quash the summons issued to her by the court on January 22, 1998.

Justice K Mohan Ram, after hearing the matter on Friday, adjourned it to September 12 for further proceedings.

UNI

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