Jaya verdict: Only Karnataka can file appeal says Advocate General

Bengaluru, May 11: The Karnataka government will hold a series of meetings to decide on how to go about the appeal to be filed in connection with the J Jayalalithaa case.

In the wake of her acquittal before the Karnataka High Court, the state is contemplating an appeal before the Supreme Court [Jayalalithaa set to return as CM: 'Comeback queen' reigns supreme after acquittal in DA case]

Jaya verdict: K'taka can file appeal

Professor Ravi Varma Kumar, the advocate general of Karnataka told OneIndia that it is Karnataka which will have to file an appeal in the Supreme Court. We are looking into it, but before that all of us would want to read the complete order.

Karnataka alone can file appeal

The Advocate General said that it is Karnataka alone which can file the appeal in this case. We will explore the options before we take a final decision. As of now the judgment copy is not ready as yet and once we read it in full will we take a call on the same, Professor Kumar also said.

As per the procedure, Karnataka is the transferee state and hence only we can file an appeal before the Supreme Court. There would be consultations in this regard and then the decision to file the appeal will be taken, he added.

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Time frame

The Advocate General said that at the moment there is no discussion on the issue and the same would commence once we read the order. I cannot you any time frame for now.

We will look into all aspects. Moreover we had made our written submissions before the Karnataka High Court. In addition to this we had raised a very strong objection that Karnataka was not made a party in this appeal.

All these aspects were raised before the High Court. On reading the judgment we will get to know what the Judge has taken into account before delivering the final verdict, Professor Ravi Varma Kumar also informed.

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