Chennai, Jan 14: The application seeking to remove the Special Prosecutor in the J Jayalalithaa case will be heard by Justice Kumaraswamy.
The application filed by DMK leader Anbhazagan was heard by Justice Abdul Nazeer on Wednesday, Jan 14, who in turn directed that the matter go up before the Special Bench which is hearing the appeal.
Bhavani Singh to file objections
Taking note of the serious allegations made against the Special Prosecutor Bhavani Singh, the Advocate General today told the court that he should be filing his objections.
The Advocate General, Ravi Varma Kumar who was present before the court said that in view of the serious allegations that have been made it is only right for Singh to file his objections.
However the AG was silent on the appointment issue of Bhavani Singh. It was alleged that the appointment of Singh as special prosecutor in this appeal was not right as the Karnataka government had not issued any such notification.
It was also argued that an appointment of a special prosecutor cannot be made by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption. The case is under the purview of Karnataka and hence it is the government which has to make such an appointment.
Case before the Special Bench
Meanwhile, the Special Bench which is hearing the appeal filed by Jayalalithaa and her aides who were convicted in a corruption case will also hear the application seeking removal of the prosecutor.
Justice Nazeer said it would be appropriate that the petition be heard by the Special Bench.
C V Nagesh, the senior counsel appearing for Anbazhagan however argued that the special bench was meant only to hear the appeals.