The Special Court, which is trying the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, on Wednesday adjourned till January 18 the process of recording the statements of co-accused Sasikala Natarajan. Judge B.M. Mallikarjunaiah of the Special Court and 36th Additional City Civil and Sessions Court adjourned the proceedings after it was brought to his notice that the Karnataka High Court, on December 19, had stayed for six weeks the process of recording Sasikala's statement.
Ms. Sasikala had moved the High Court challenging the December 14 order of the Special Court, which had rejected her plea for translation to Tamil the questions to be asked by the judge in English under Section 313 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The Special Court had provided an interpreter for her benefit.