A special court trying the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday adjourned to February 9, the proceedings against her close aide and co-accused Sasikala Natarajan.
Judge B M Mallikarjunaiah orally directed that recording of Ms. Sasikala’s statement under section 313 of the CrPC be done on February 9, subject to the orders to be passed by the Karnataka High Court on her plea seeking translated versions of questions framed by the court in Tamil.
On January 25, the High Court had reserved its orders on the petition. Earlier, on December 19, Justice of B V Pinto had granted six weeks interim stay on the proceedings against Ms. Sasikala in the special court.
The case relates to accumulation of wealth allegedly disproportionate to Ms. Jayalalithaa’s known sources of income when she was Chief Minister in 1991-96.
The court had completed recording Ms. Jayalalithaa’s statement in November last year.
Keywords: Disproportionate assets case