Jayalalithaa gift case adjourned again in Supreme Court

The Madras High Court had quashed proceedings in this case citing delay at the investigation and trial stages.

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Chennai, Nov 17 The Supreme Court today adjourned hearing in the J Jayalalithaa gift case. The matter will be heard by the Supreme Court next in January. The allegation was that the Tamil Nadu chief minister, J Jayalalithaa had accepted 3 lakh dollars as a gift from foreign companies.

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The Madras High Court had quashed proceedings in this case citing delay at the investigation and trial stages. The CBI went in appeal to the Supreme Court and said that the Madras High Court had quashed the "entire prosecution" built up by the agency through its order.

In 2012, the Supreme Court had issued notice to Jayalalithaa after the CBI said the High Court had committed a serious error in not considering various aspects in accordance with law. Former Agriculture Minister, K A Sengottaiyan, and a former Minister, Azhagu Thirunavukkarasu were also cited as accused for abetment.

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