Supreme Court notice to K'taka on Jaya's plea in illegal assets case

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Notice to K'taka govt on Jaya's plea
New Delhi, Aug 30: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued a notice to the Karnataka government with respect to the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Jayalalithaa had issued a plea to the SC against the removal of the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the case against her. SC had said that there won't be any fresh appointment of public prosecutor in the case.

A bench was headed by justice BS Chauhan, issued a notice to lawyer Bhavani Singh, who had earlier been removed from the case after a notification from the Karnataka Government.

"The appointment of senior advocate Singh as SPP to conduct the disproportionate case against Jayalalithaa and others in the special court is hereby withdrawn with immediate effect," the notification mentioned, issued on August 26.

The court has now fixed the next hearing on September 4. 

Jayalalithaa is accused of amassing Rs 66.65 crore between 1991 and 1996, when she was the CM of Tamil Nadu. She had blamed the DMK government for hatching a conspiracy against her for political reasons.

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