Bengaluru, Jan 5: Arguments on the hearing filed by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa commenced before the Karnataka High Court. When the proceedings commenced on Monday, Jan 5 before the specially constituted Bench headed by Justice Kumaraswamy, counsel for Jayalalithaa sought 12 days time to commence arguments.
The court however refused this request instructing Jayalalithaa's counsel, B Kumar to commence arguments immediately. B Kumar had sought 12 days time on stating that an advocate from the Supreme Court will be brought down to advance arguments.
Plea to intervene
At the commencement of proceedings, Subramanyam Swamy and DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan sought to intervene in the appeal proceedings. Swamy contended that he should be allowed to intervene and said that he wanted to produce Supreme Court judgments before the court.
Anbazhagan sought permission to intervene as party respondent to assist the Special Public Prosecutor. The court which granted permission to both.
Three month appeal
The Supreme Court while granting Jayalalithaa bail had also later instructed the High Court to set up a special Bench to hear this matter.
The Supreme Court also directed the High Court to hear the matter on a day to day basis and complete the appeal hearing in three months.