Jayalalithaa: 2 SC judges differ on Bhavani Singh's appointment, case to go to 3-judge bench

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New Delhi, April 15: The judgment on a petition filed by DMK leader K Anbazhagan for removal of Bhavani Singh as the special public prosecutor in the appeals filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case worth Rs 66.65 crore was left for a three-judge bench after two judges gave contradictory verdicts. [What is the next course of action?]

[DMK moves SC for removal of public prosecutor in Jayalalithaa DA case]

Two judges of the Supreme Court Bench differed on the appointment of Singh on Wednesday. While Justice Madan B Lokur said the appointment was wrong, Justice Bhanumathi said it was right. [Jayalalithaa: What if SC strikes down SPP appointment]


Anbazhagan, represented by senior advocate TR Andhyarujina and advocate VG Pragasam, had moved the Supreme Court in February challenging two separate orders passed by the Karnataka High Court.

In the first order dated February 5, the high court had dismissed Anbazhagan's plea to help the prosecution side while terming him as a "political opponent".

On February 11, the high court rejected his challenge against Singh's authority as special public prosecutor.

Meanwhile, another Bench led by Chief Justice HL Dattu will hear separate pleas by Jayalalithaa and other accused for extension of bail on April 17.

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