Setback to Jayalalithaa in DA case
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to stay the trial in the disproportionate assets case involving AIADMK chief J jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala.
The trial is going on in a special court at Bangaluru. Jaya and others are accused of amassing wealth disproportionate to their income during her tenure as TN CM in 1991-96.
Sasikala came to Supreme Court after the trial court and the Karnataka High Court refused to give certain documents pertaining to Sasikala’s case.
Sasikala's lawyer told court she had already answered 599 questions by the prosecution and 1000 more are expected. He said that to answer these questions, documents which are part of the case are needed. He wanted the trial to be stayed until the documents are given to Sasikala.
SC asked the lawyer to point out few questions which Sasikala could not answer for want of these documents.
The lawyer sought time to give the details and the case has been adjourned. Declining to stay the trial, the SC said, “We can't give any interim relief and the trial will continue."