New Delhi, Nov 23: The appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case will be heard by the Supreme Court on a day to day basis from February 2, 2016 onwards.
The Supreme Court on Monday, Nov 23, before which the appeals filed by the Karnataka government came up, fixed February 2, 2016 as the next date of hearing. The court also said that it would hear the appeal on a day to day basis.
The appeals filed by DMK leader Anbazhagan too will be clubbed with the Karnataka government case and taken up on a day to day basis, the Supreme Court further stated.
The Karnataka government had gone in appeal against the acquittal of J Jayalalithaa and three others in the disproportionate assets case.
The trial court had held her guilty and sentenced her to four years imprisonment. Due to this order, Jayalalithaa had to resign as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and was also barred from contesting elections for six years.
However, she preferred an appeal in the Karnataka High Court. The High Court judge, Justice Kumaraswamy reversed the order of the trial court and acquitted Jayalalithaa, Sasikala Natrajan, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran of all charges.
The Karnataka government then challenged the order in the Supreme Court and even cited arithmetic errors made by the High Court while delivering the verdict.
The Karnataka government has sought to quash the high court order while upholding the verdict of the trial court.