The Karnataka government has decided to recover all expenditure incurred by it during hearing of the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa from the State government.
Karnataka’s Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T.B. Jayachandra told presspersons on Thursday that the State’s Law Department alone had incurred an expenditure of Rs. 5.12 crore during trial of the case in the Special Court and the Karnataka High Court.
Karnataka would seek all expenditure, including expenditure towards hiring services of Special Public Prosecutor during the trial that lasted for nearly 12 years in the Special Court in Bengaluru and the High Court of Karnataka. It will also claim the cost of appealing in the Supreme Court. Karnataka will also claim the expenses incurred for providing security to Ms. Jayalalithaa during her visits to the city for appearing before the trial court. However, the Home Department has not yet given details of the expenditure incurred on providing security during the trail, including during appearances of Ms. Jayalalithaa in person in court.
Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had filed the complaint against Ms. Jayalalithaa first on June 14, 1996. The Supreme Court ordered the trial to be moved Bengaluru on November 18, 2003.