Jaya case: ‎Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya recommends filing of appeal in Supreme Court

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Bengaluru, May 14: ‎Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya has recommended to the state government to file an appeal in the J Jayalalithaa case. Acharya informed the state government that it is a fit case to file an appeal and seek reversal of the acquittal.

Acharya also said that‎ looking into the details of the judgment he found that the state could seek a review of the order before the Supreme Court. The state will now have to take into consideration this recommendation and decide on when to file the appeal before the Supreme Court.


No review of order:

Acharya also said that while the High Court could correct clerical and arithmetic errors in its verdict, it could however not change the final outcome. He said Section 362 of the Cr.PC permits a court to correct clerical and arithmetic errors but the final outcome remains the same.

The SPP however did not divulge what exactly he has told the government. I cannot reveal all details now. All I have said is that it a fit case to file an appeal.

What next:

The state would take into consideration the recommendation of the SPP. It would discuss with the law minister, law secretary and the advocate general about the future course of action.

Once the appeal is filed in the Supreme Court the first prayer would be to stay the verdict of the High court. If the Supreme Court does stay the high court order then the order of conviction passed by the trial court will be in force which would mean Jayalalithaa cannot take over as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

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