On the last date of hearing before adjourning the matter to March 10th, the Supreme Court had directed all parties to furnish documents and a list of witnesses.
Karnataka has completed furnishing the list of witnesses and documents said an officer with the legal department of the state. Karnataka will resume arguments from where it had left off last time. Karnataka says that it would argue the matter at least for another 4 to five days.
The officer also said that Karnataka will need at least another 4 to 5 days to argue the matter, following submissions by Jayalalithaa's counsel will commence. Post that Karnataka will be submit its reply to the Bench following which arguments would come to a close.
Karnataka expects that the matter is likely to go on for at least another 12 days, unless there are adjournments. On the question of adjournments, Karnataka says it would oppose it unless there is some teething issue. We want to complete the matter as early as possible and want a verdict on the issue soon, the officer further informed.
When arguments began in the case last month, Dushyanth Dave appearing for Karnataka made his submissions. He termed the order of the High Court which reversed the verdict of the trial court as bad in law. He told the court that the order of the trial court ought not to have been interfered.
He further pointed out the arithmetic error made by the High Court while ordering Jayalalithaa's acquittal. Dave pointed out that due to this error, the quantum of disproportionate income reduced considerably which gave her the benefit of an acquittal.