Bengaluru, Jan 28: A crucial meeting was held in Karnataka ahead of the hearing of the J Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case in the Supreme Court on February 2.
The meeting comprised those who have challenged the acquittal of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and three others. Karnataka had challenged in the Supreme Court the verdict of the Karnataka High Court which acquitted Jayalalithaa and three others in the disproportionate assets case.
Sources informed OneIndia that while the brief is clear that Karnataka will lead the arguments in the appeal, there have been meetings held to ensure that there is no overlapping of submissions.
Another important meeting would be held in which the line of arguments will be discussed with those representing the case for Karnataka.
Karnataka will lead arguments:
Since Karnataka is the prosecuting state in this case, a bulk of the arguments would be advanced by it. Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya and senior advocate Dushyanth Dave will lead the arguments for Karnataka.
While Acharya will focus on the case relating to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Dave would advance arguments challenging the acquittal of the three others- Sasikala Natrajan, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who had filed an intervention application will also assist in the arguments along with another appellant, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader K Anbazhagan.
Sources say that since all have challenged the acquittal and have similar plea, the line of arguments will remain similar. Each one of the appellants will assist each others when the court commences hearing on February 2.
Karnataka which filed the appeal first has listed out several errors committed by the Karnataka High Court while delivering the order of acquittal.
On the other hand, Jayalalithaa had openly challenged the decision of Karnataka to file the appeal. She had contended that Karnataka does not have the right to file the appeal. The arguments to be advanced by Jayalalithaa's counsel is expected to commence on this line.