The Special Court on Friday refused to believe the claim of Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) G. Bhavani Singh that it was only when he was preparing for final arguments about a month ago that he came to know that certain silver articles, said to have been seized from the house of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in 1996, were not produced before the court On the face of it, the claim of the SPP “appears to be far from the truth,” said John Michael Cunha, judge of the Special Court trying the disproportionate assets case against Ms. Jayalalithaa and others, in his order. The SPP filed an application on February 3, 2014 informing that 1,116 kg of seized silver articles were not with the court as they were left in the custody of V. Baskaran, the then secretary and consultant to Ms. Jayalalithaa.

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