Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh on Tuesday moved the Karnataka High Court seeking quashing of a special court order, imposing a cost of one-day salary for two consecutive days on him in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others.
Special Court Judge John Michael Cunha had on March 14, 2014 imposed the cost amounting to Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 65,000 after Mr. Singh pleaded for adjournment on grounds of ill health.
The court had directed Mr. Singh on February 28 to resume arguments in the case in which Ms. Jayalalithaa had been charged with accumulating Rs. 66 crore wealth disproportionate to known sources of income in 1991-95 when she was Chief Minister.
In his plea before the High Court, he has maintained that the order granted by the special court was “arbitrary” and not according to law because he had submitted “genuine” medical certificates before it, Mr. Singh said.
He had also stated that the court has not furnished proper reasons for rejecting the contents ingrained in medical certificates, Mr. Singh said.
The special court had observed that the conduct of Mr. Singh was unjustifiable after he abstained from appearing before it to resume the final arguments.
The court also had directed that the final arguments in the Jayalalithaa case would commence from March 25 and for DMK general secretary K. Anbazhagan to submit his written arguments.
The court also gave Mr. Singh another chance to appear before the court on March 21 and resume the arguments.