Chennai, Oct 12: The Supreme Court on Nov 23 will take up the appeal filed against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.
The appeal filed by the Karnataka government came up before the Supreme Court on Monday, Oct 12. The matter has been postponed till Nov 23 as more time to file replies has been sought.
The Karnataka government had filed a 4,000 page appeal in this case. The appeal was filed after the Karnataka High Court acquitted Jayalalithaa and three others in a disproportionate assets case.
The High Court reversed the verdict of the trial court which had convicted the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister while sentencing her to four years imprisonment.
On the last date of hearing the Supreme Court had sought replies from Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa on the appeal.
A division bench of Justices P C Ghose and R K Agrawal said that they would consider issuing any interim order only after the notices were served to the parties and their replies taken on record.
The Karnataka government had sought before the Supreme Court an interim order to keep Jayalalithaa disqualified from holding the Chief Minister's post until the appeal was decided finally.
Karnataka said that the erroneous decision of the Karnataka High Court had illegally erased the effect of conviction under corruption charges.