New Delhi, June 1: The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that disproportionate assets is not a crime per se.
Only if the money is found to be illegal is it a crime, the court observed while hearing the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa and three others.
While the hearing by the main parties have concluded today, the Bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy will take up the matter relating to the companies on Tuesday.
During the course of the arguments, Justice Amitava Roy sought to know if there was proof that all the money in circulation belonged to Jayalalithaa or not.
Can you prove that the source of the money is illegal, Justice Roy asked. Further he also sought to know if the money circulated among the accused belonged to Jayalalithaa or not.
The arguments commenced today with Special Public Prosecutor for Karnataka making his submissions. He once again pointed out that a clear case had been made out against the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.
He further sought before the Bench to uphold the verdict of the trial court which had sentenced Jayalalithaa and three others to four years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore.
Acharya while concluding his arguments thanked the Bench said that these were the finest hours of his professional life.