New Delhi, Feb 20: The Supreme Court has directed the legal team of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa to circulate a memo for adjournment to the Karnataka state government and DMK leader Anbazhagan who have filed an appeal against her acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.
Karnataka is yet to receive an official communication on the issue.
Yesterday Jayalalithaa's legal team had sought that the matter be adjourned by another week. On January 29th too the TN CM's legal team had sought that the matter be postponed in the event of Justice P C Ghose being part of the Constitutional Bench hearing the Arunachal Pradesh case.
Yesterday when the legal team made a mention before the Supreme Court, the Bench had asked them to wait for sometime. The Bench had also indicated that there is also likely to be a change in Benches and once this was clear, a decision would be taken.
Justice Ghose is on the Constitution Bench hearing the Arunachal Pradesh case and the matter is still being heard. The Jayalalithaa case was meant to be heard on a day to day basis.
The Bench instructed Jayalalithaa's advocates to circulate a memo for adjournment and also bring to the notice of the other parties that they are seeking the postponement of the case by a week.
Karnataka says that if the ground for adjournment is because of a possible change in the Benches of the Supreme Court, then they will not object. The change in Benches is expected to take place next week.
Moreover we want the matter to be heard on a day to day basis. Since Justice Ghose is on the Bench hearing the Arunachal Pradesh matter, it may be difficult for the matter to be heard on a day to day basis.
Our legal team will discuss the issue and we will take a final call by Monday based on which our submission would be made to the Supreme Court which has listed the matter for February 23 the officer also informed.