Verdict in Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case only after Oct 17

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Bengaluru, Oct 7: The verdict in the J Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case is likely to come up only after October 15. It was being anticipated that an order in the case which has been reserved for orders would come up on Friday considering it is the last working day for the Supreme Court after which it will be closed for Dusshera vacations.

The Supreme Court will be on vacation from October 10 to 15. The proceedings in the court would resume only on October 17, Monday. On Thursday, there was anticipation that the verdict may come on Friday (Oct 7).

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However, on the cause list of the Supreme Court, it was mentioned that the Bench comprising Justice P C Ghose and Amitava Roy were not sitting.

Advocates say that while there is a possibility that it may come up after vacation, they do not rule out the possibility of the court pronouncing the verdict during the vacation when a special bench sits.

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The possibility of a vacation bench passing the verdict is, however, unlikely since the Supreme Court is on a short break and will hear only urgent matters.

After three months of arguments, the court had reserved orders on the matter. The court while reserving orders on June 8, 2016 had indicated that the verdict would be delivered in a month's time.

Karnataka had challenged the acquittal of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in the disproportionate assets case.

Jayalalithaa and three others, Sasikala Natrajan, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran had been convicted by a lower court following which they moved the Karnataka high court in appeal. The high court acquitted all three of them after which Karnataka moved the Supreme Court.

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