New Delhi, May 12: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned to June 1 the hearing in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case. A Bench comprising Justice P C Ghose and Amitava Roy will convene a special vacation sitting to hear the case on June 1.
The Bench made it clear that it wants all arguments in the case to be concluded on the same day.
Today Special Public Prosecutor for Karnataka continued arguments. Yesterday he had sought a day's time to conclude his arguments. The Bench while permitting his request also stated that it would want arguments to be concluded as soon as possible.
The Bench is hearing an appeal filed by Karnataka challenging
the acquittal of Tamil Nadu chief minister, J Jayalalithaa and
three others in the disproportionate assets case.
Acharya has been filing his counter arguments since last Wednesday.
He resumed arguments this week on Tuesday. During the arguments he submitted to the court that a clear case had been made out against Jayalalithaa and others. He also referred several times to the companies that were floated by Jayalalithaa's aide, Sasikala Natrajan only with an intention of moving the disproportionate income.
After Acharya concludes his arguments, the Bench is still to hear two petitions that have challenged the appointment of Acharya and also the locus standi of Karnataka in filing the appeal.