The Karnataka High Court on Monday dismissed the petition filed by V.K. Sasikala, a co-accused in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, challenging the rejection of her plea for giving copies of certain documents by the Special Court.
Ms. Sasikala had filed an application before the Special Court, which is trying the case. However, the Special Court on April 3 rejected her plea. She had contented that unless the said documents were furnished, she could not give replies satisfactorily to certain questions posed by the court under the Section 313 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr.P.C.).
However, prosecution contended that the documents sought by her were not marked as exhibited by the court and hence these documents were not being used and hence there was no need to give certified copies of these documents to the accused as per the provisions of the Cr.P.C.
Justice N. Ananda, who heard the arguments, dismissed the plea upholding the contentions of the prosecution.