Bengaluru, April 28: The Karnataka state government has questioned the basic validity of the appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.
The Karnataka government which filed an 18 page written submission before the High Court said that the appeal should be dismissed on the ground that the accused did not bother making the state a party. [Jaya case: B V Acharya vs Bhavani Singh; How do they compare?]
Further, the government has also sought permission of the High court to file more submissions. [Jaya case: Karnataka says it should have been made party in appeal]
Appeal is not maintainable
The Karnataka government says that the appeal filed by Jayalalithaa and others is not maintainable in law. Karnataka is the prosecuting authority in the case and hence should have been made a party. [Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case: B V Acharya is the new Special Public Prosecutor]
However, the appeal does not make Karnataka a party in the case and on this ground the appeal ought not to be allowed. An appeal of this nature cannot be maintained and is liable to be set aside the Karnataka government has said.
Give us more time
Further the government also sought permission from the court to file more submissions. Due to shortage of time we were able to make only an 18 page submission. [Exclusive: Prosecutor Bhavani Singh speaks about his ordeal to fight against Jayalalithaa]
However, there are many other aspects that we would like to point out. If the High Court grants us permission we will file more submissions the government also states in its written submissions.
Trial court order was correct
The Karnataka government also submitted that the order of the trial court was correct. It has taken into account all aspects before delivering it's verdict. Hence the same should not be interfered with the state also said.
The state also pointed out that the trial court has not erred while listing out the disproportionate assets. It has come to the conclusion rightly and hence the order is correct and ought to be upheld the state of Karnataka submitted.