New Delhi, Jan 6: As the arguments in the J Jayalalithaa appeal before the Karnataka High Court is underway, the original complainant in the case, Subramanian Swamy has told the Supreme Court he could be deemed as a public prosecutor in the case.
Swamy on Tuesday, Jan 6 told a Bench in the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu that he is not being permitted to make oral submissions or argue the case before the Karnataka High Court.
Obtain formal order:
Swamy also said that under the Prevention of Corruption Act he could act as a deemed public prosecutor. The Supreme Court directed Swamy to obtain a formal order from the High Court in this regard following which the issue would be looked into.
Appeal in High Court:
Yesterday hearing on the appeal filed by Jayalalithaa and her aides commenced before the Karnataka High Court.
Subramanian Swamy, on whose private complaint the initial probe began in 1996 had requested the court to permit him to be an intervener in the case.