Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SC dismisses Jaya's plea in wealth case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea by AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa to stay proceedings in the wealth case against her being heard by a special court in Bangalore. The Supreme Court also directed the special court to grant time for correcting mistakes in the translation (from Tamil to English).

Jayalalithaa on Friday last filed a petition in the Supreme Court alleging that if the disproportionate wealth case was allowed to proceed in the special court with errors in translation, it would result in miscarriage of justice. The special court is hearing a case of amassing wealth disproportionate to known sources of income during 1991-96 against Jayalalithaa.

The Supreme Court ruled that the special court judge can appoint a person who knows English and Tamil and proceed with the case. Following the Court ruling, the hearing in the case is likely to resume in the special court from Wednesday
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