Bengaluru, March 11: A verdict that ran into 1,000 pages which was passed after considering all material and evidence on hand was over turned in no time without a single reason being given. This was what senior advocate Dushyanth Dave arguing for Karnataka submitted to the Supreme Court which is hearing an appeal challenging the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
Dave in his concluding arguments picked extensively on the errors made by the Karnataka High Court which reversed the trial court verdict and acquitted Jayalalithaa and three others.
Why did the Karnataka High Court not even make one mention as to why it was reversing the order of the trial court, Dave questioned.
There is no reason given
Dave pointed out to the order of the Karnataka High Court and said there is not even a single line which states why it is reversing the order of the trial court. The High Court while reversing the order ought to have mentioned what was wrong in the trial court order, but there is no such mention.
Dave said that is necessary that reasons are given before an order is reversed. However while going through the entire judgment of the Karnataka High Court, there is no mention of what wrong the trial court had committed. The order of the trial was brilliantly analysed and the judge had arrived at the right conclusion.
Dave also pointed out once again that it had become fashionable for politicians to term crores of rupees they get as birthday gifts. This case cannot also be viewed as a mere instance of default in payment of income tax, Dave further stated.
Dave concluded his arguments on Thursday, March 10, following which senior counsel and Special Public Prosecutor for Karnataka, B V Acharya began submissions. The matter will come up next for hearing on March 15.