17 April, New Delhi
The Supreme Court has given time till May 12th to Karnataka High Court judge to dispose off J Jayalalithaa’s appeal against her conviction in the 66 crore disproportionate assets case.
The Apex Court Friday extended former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s bail till the disposal of her appeal against conviction in the disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka high court.
The high court judge hearing her appeal has informed the court that he would not be able to dispose off the appeal within the time frame set by the Supreme Court and that he needed time till end of April.
It was pointed out to the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu that the controversy relating to who should appoint the special public prosecutor, Tamil Nadu or Karnataka, was also pending in Supreme Court and it could take some time to decide that.
The Apex Court was today hearing the bail applications of Jayalalithaa and three others in the disproportionate assets case. The four were convicted and sentenced to undergo four years’ imprisonment by a special court in Bengaluru.