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Jayalalithaa case: Documents submitted to High Court

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Voluminous documents running into around 2.86 lakh pages were filed before the Karnataka High Court on Monday in connection with the appeals filed by AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa and three others, who had questioned their conviction in the disproportionate assets case.

The convicts had to complete the process of submitting the documents as the apex court, while granting bail to them by suspending their sentence, had on October 18, asked them to submit these documents to the High Court within two months.

These documents include certified copies of details of witnesses examined for the prosecution and the defence; 2,341 documents exhibited for the prosecution; 384 documents exhibited on behalf of the defence; and particulars of 1,606 seized material objects.

These documents, which are part of the Special Court’s record, comprise around 69,000 pages.

With each of the convicts — Ms. Jayalalithaa, V.K. Sasikala, V.N. Sudhakaran and J. Ilavarasi — had filed separate appeals in the High Court questioning Special Court’s September 27 verdict, they were required to submit, separately, copies of all these 69,000 documents, which were part of the Special Court’s September 27 verdict. As many as 173 volumes containing these documents were submitted in each of the four appeals filed by the convicts.

Meanwhile, the Special Court is also required to transfer all the original records running into 69,000 pages to the High Court.

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