Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa has petitioned the Karnataka High Court urging it to quash the proceedings initiated by the Special Court which is hearing the disproportionate assets case against her.

A Special court in Chennai was hearing two cases against her -- the disproportionate assets case and London assets case. The cases were then transferred by the Supreme Court from Chennai to Bangalore.

The Special Court had some time ago rejected the opinion of the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP), B.V. Acharya, for dropping the prosecution in the London Hotels case. The State of Tamil Nadu and the SPP had filed an appeal in the High Court against the Special Court order which came to be allowed.

In her appeal before the Karnataka High Court, Jayalalithaa, said the Special Court in Tamil Nadu took cognizance of the alleged offences and issued summons to her and others on June 5, 1997. She termed the entire proceedings as illegal and violative of the provisions of the criminal procedure code. She has urged the High Court to summon all the records relating to the case.