Jayalalithaa verdict: Court made an arithmetic error?

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Bengaluru, May 12: Special Public Prosecutor, B V Acharya in the J Jayalalithaa case has questioned the calculation of the judge while delivering the verdict.

Acharya speaking to media persons today said that the court has erred and made a glaring arithmetic error and this will be one of the main grounds to challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court.

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How the calculations went wrong?

The judge in the order has given details of assets and income where he says the total assets as proposed by prosecution was Rs 66+ crore. Based on the argument of the construction and marriage cost, the court fixed the amount at Rs 5 crore, Acharya says.

The court comes to the conclusion that the rest of the money was added additionally.

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Further the court says that the prosecution has not taken into account the income of the accused in the form of loans from the nationalized banks. Acharya also points out that there is a mistake in totalling the amount.

Pointing out that there are discrepancies in totalling the amount and the proportion of the disproportionate income comes up to 76 per cent, Acharya says that there is an arithmetic error.

Glaring mistakes:

Acharya also says that since there are glaring calculation errors that have come to his notice, he is considering all options available to file the appeal. The best way for us to get relief in this case is by pointing out these errors made while calculating the income.

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"If we decide to file an appeal there is no better point to mention than this," Acharya also says.

The calculation of the judge is completely wrong and what the prosecution had submitted before the court was entirely right and hence on this ground we can file a very strong appeal, Acharya also points out.

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