Jayalalithaa DA case: Subramanian Swamy to argue in SC challenging acquittal

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New Delhi, March 29: Subramanian Swamy, the original complainant in the J Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case would argue before the Supreme Court challenging the order of acquittal.

Swamy who had filed this case against Jayalalithaa in 1996 had alleged that she had amassed properties disproportionate to her known source of income.


The Supreme Court will hear Swamy at 12 noon and he is expected to argue for at least an hour. Swamy is one of the appellants in the case.

Following the order of acquittal by the Karnataka High Court, Swamy had said on his twitter account that he would file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court. He also had termed the High Court as a tragedy of arithmetic errors.

Following the complaint by Swamy in 1996, the DMK government too had filed cases against her. The DMK is represented in the court by its senior leader Anbazhagan.

Earlier today the hearing continued before the Supreme Court with the Bench posing plenty of questions to Karnataka which has challenged the acquittal of the Tamil Nadu chief minister. The Supreme Court told Karnataka to place before it the exact valuation of the assets alleged to belong to Jayalalithaa.

Further the court also sought to know what exact error the Karnataka High Court had committed. The Supreme Court observed that it needed to know the exact errors so that they could hear it on that point.

I feels like a second trial in the case, the court also told Special Public Prosecutor, B V Acharya who had sought additional time to argue the case. The court directed him to complete arguments in an hour when the hearing commences tomorrow.

Earlier during the day, Karnataka continued to demonstrate before the Supreme Court as to why the trial court order convicting Jayalalithaa had to be in force and how the High Court was wrong in reversing that order.

Karnataka also stated that a precedent has to be set by the Supreme Court while dealing with cases of corruption.

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