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CBI Court adjourns Jaya's gift case to Oct 16

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Sep 14: Former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa appeared before the Special CBI Court here today in connection with the 'Rs two crore gifts case' even as the hearing was adjourned to October 16.

When the case came up for hearing before Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases S Meenakshisundaram this morning, Ms Jayalalithaa's counsel N Jyothi filed two petitions on his client's behalf seeking to dispense with her personal apperance for further proceedings under section 205 of the Cr PC and furnishing copy of the charge sheet.

CBI Counsel Jacob Daniel said he had no objection in allowing the petition seeking to dispense with her personal appearance for further proceedings.

Mr Daniel said he had to verify if a charge sheet could be furnished to Ms Jayalalithaa as two other accused -- Former Ministers K A Sengottaiyan and Alagu Thirunavukkarasu -- were not present in the court.

The hearing could be adjourned till Monday to enable him to verify the matter and inform the court.

Ms Jayalalithaa need not be present in the court on Monday and a copy of the charge sheet would be served to her counsel on the date.

Also, summons could not be served to the other two accused and hence, fresh summons may be issued to them by the court.

Following this, the judge adjourned further hearing in the case to October 16.


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