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Jaya gift case adjourned to Dec 22

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Nov 22 (UNI) A Special CBI Court today adjourned to December 22 further hearing of the Rs two crore gift case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and two others.

Principal Special Judge Meenakshisundaram adjourned to December 22 further hearing of the case after allowing petitions filed under Section 317 of Cr.P.C, seeking to dispense with appearance for the day, by then Ministers K A Sengottaiyan and Alagu Thirunavukarasu.

Earlier, when Ms Jayalalithaa appeared before the court on August 31, 2005, the judge allowed her petition under Section 205 of Cr.P.C, seeking to dispense with her appearance for further proceedings.

According to the CBI, during her tenure as Chief Minister between 1991 and 1996, Jayalalithaa had received 89 demand drafts from 56 persons to the tune of Rs two crore as gifts on the occasion of her birthday in 1992. She was charged under Section 11 of Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) (Public servant prevented from accepting valuables from persons with whom she/he had official dealings).

Sengottaiyan and Alagu Thirunavukarasu were charged for offences under Section 12 of PCA (Abetment).


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