The Supreme Court on Monday ruled out fresh hearing of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s appeal against her conviction in disproportionate asset case in Karnataka High Court.
A three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra, however, termed the appointment of special public prosecutor Bhawani Singh, who is alleged to be close to Jayalalithaa, as bad in law. It asked the HC not to take note of submissions of Singh when writing the judgement.
The bench, also comprising Justices R K Agrawal and P C Pant, allowed the Karnataka government and DMK leader K Anbazhagan, who sought fresh hearing in the case, to file their written submission before the HC. It paved the way for HC to deliver its verdict on Jayalalithaa’s appeal challenging her conviction and four-year jail term in the case.
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