The Supreme Court on Monday lifted the stay on the trial of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others in a disproportionate assets case, and directed the special judge of a Bangalore court to resume proceedings on Tuesday.
In an interim order on April 7, a Bench of Justices B.S. Chauhan and J. Chelameswar allowed the stay on Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh’s petition to stay the trial for three weeks as he was unwell. On Monday, senior counsel Nagendra Rai, appearing for Mr. Singh, said he had recovered from his illness.
R. Sivaraman reports from Chennai:
Ms. Jayalalithaa and her close aide Sasikala failed to appear before a court in Chennai on Monday in connection with income-tax cases against them.
Following petitions from them, the court adjourned the matter to May 19 for fixing a fresh date for appearance..
On January 30, the Supreme Court directed the trial court to dispose of the cases within four months.