Chennai, April 17: The Supreme Court has extended the bail granted to former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa till May 12. The bench was hearing a bail plea filed by Jayalalithaa after the Karnataka High Court had rejected her plea for bail.
The Supreme Court which had heard this matter on an earlier occasion had granted Jayalalithaa bail after imposing several conditions which also included that peace and calm must be maintained in Tamil Nadu. [Jayalalithaa appeal to be delayed further: What is the next course of action?]
Today the matter came up for hearing once again following which the bail was extended until May 12.
Bench yet to be constituted
However, for Jayalalithaa the matter which she would be awaiting eagerly is the verdict on the appointment of the Special Public Prosecutor.
The appointment of the SPP was challenged in the Supreme Court and on Wednesday the Bench had delivered a split verdict. One judge felt that the appointment was not right while the other disagreed.
As a result of this verdict the matter would be referred to a larger bench which will decide the case.
Until a decision is delivered in this case, the High Court cannot go ahead and pronounce its verdict in the appeal filed by Jayalalithaa challenging her conviction by the trial court.