Bengaluru, April 27: With new twists and turns in the J Jayalalithaa appeals case, those associated with the case say that they expect the verdict to be out by April 30th. The High Court is on vacation from the 1st of May till June 1.
There is nothing that prevents Justice Kumaraswamy of the High Court from pronouncing the verdict during the vacations, but many say that as per his own letter, it is likely to be pronounced by April 30th. [Deliver Jayalalithaa verdict, Supreme Court tells Karnataka High Court]
Justice Kumaraswamy had sought time
On April 15th Justice Kumaraswamy had sought an additional 15 days time to prepare the verdict. He had stated that he needed more time to prepare the verdict as the case papers were voluminous in nature.
Going by his letter, advocates associated with the case say that the verdict should be out by April 30th. However there could be a delay in the wake of the fresh observations made by the Supreme Court.
The court had permitted DMK leader, Anbazhagan to file his written submissions. Today the same was filed before the Karnataka High Court registry and the submissions ran into 80 pages. In addition to this the Supreme Court also said that the Karnataka government would have to make its submissions.
These are fresh aspects in the case and would need to be reviewed before the verdict is pronounced. There is a likelihood of a slight delay in the wake of these additions to the case.
When will Karnataka make its submissions
The Karnataka government will have to make its submissions before Justice Kumaraswamy. As per the Supreme Court order, the submissions have to be made by tomorrow.
The Karnataka Government advocates tell Oneindia that the matter is being discussed and submissions are likely to be made by tomorrow itself. However if we are not ready we may seek an additional days time, the advocate also informed.