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Wealth case against Jayalalithaa adjourned

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Oct 28: The Special court hearing the 'Dispraportionate asset case' against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms Jayalalithaa and four others today adjourned the proceedings to November 25 as the stay granted by the Supreme court had not been vacated yet.

When the matter came up before the Special Court today Judge A T Manoli adjourned the proceedings to November 25 after consulting the special public prosecutor B V Acharya who also sought to adjourn the case till November as the Apex court which had granted stay on the proceedings was yet to decide the case.

The counsel for the all the five accused in the Dispraportionate asset case, Shanmuga Sundaram however sought the court to adjourn the case till December as the matter was now before the Supreme Court. However the Public Prosecutor informed the judge that the Supreme Court had issued notices to the concerned and the matter was likely to come up next month.

It may be recalled that th Tamil Nadu Finance Minister and also Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) General Secretary K Anbalagan, had challenged the special court's decision to club two seperate dispraportionate wealth case into one involving Ms Jayalalithaa and four others and stay was granted for the same. The matter was now pending before the Apex court for the disposal of the petition which is expected to come up before it next month.

No accused were present in the court during the proceedings when the Judge adjourned it till November 25.


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