Jaya to appear before special court in jail premises on Oct 20

Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu CM
Bangalore, Oct 18: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will appear on October 20 before a special court that will hold its proceedings inside a prison complex on the city's outskirts in a disproportionate assets case against her.

Jayalalithaa will appear before Special Judge B M Mallikarjunaiah for recording her statement in the case as directed by the Supreme Court.

Judge Mallikarjunaiah ordered that the special court would be temporarily shifted to the court in Parappana Agrarahara (central prison) to facilitate appearance of Jayalalithaa for security reasons.

He directed the state police authorities to provide necessary security for Jayalalithaa in compliance with the recent Supreme Court order which directed her to personally appear in the court on October 20.

The judge also asked the authorities to ensure adequate security measures for shifting of the records and other material pertaining to the case to the Special Court in Parappana Agrahara.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) G Ramesh submitted a report to the court on behalf of Police Commissioner Jyothi Prakash Mirji proposing four venues - Judicial Academy, Balabrooie Guest House, Special Court at Parappana Agrahara and Jakkur Flying School for the special sitting.


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