Chennai, April 8: Seeking to counter the argument put up by Karnataka, the counsel for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, L Nageshwar Rao told the Supreme Court that no firms were being operated out of Poes Garden.
The submissions were made before a Bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy.
The matter has been adjourned to April 19. On April 19th, the counsel for Sasikala Natrajan, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran will make his submissions. This would be followed by a reply from Karnataka.
No firms in Poes Garden:
Rao argued that the allegation that firms were being run out of Poes Garden (residence of Jayalalithaa) is completely false and baseless. There were no firms being run from there at any time, he told the Bench.
The trial court erred in its order and never followed the rule of law, Rao contended. He said that the trial court should have gone into the evidence instead of coming to a conclusion.
If the trial court had gone into the evidence, it would have found that no firms were being run from the Poes Garden. Instead the trial court was too busy researching why Jayalalithaa and Sasikala Natrajan were living in Poes Garden, Rao also contended.
On the wedding expenses of Sudhakaran, Rao said that it was not right to say that Jayalalithaa alone bore the expenses. Two persons have already stated before the court that they had borne the expenses for the wedding.
The amount mentioned as the expense by the two persons was Rs 97 lakh, Rao also argued. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that Jayalalithaa alone had borne the marriage expenses it was further contended by the defence counsel.