Tamil Nadu

Verdict reserved on Jayalalithaa appeal

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on the appeals filed by AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa and three others against their conviction in the disproportionate assets case.

Justice C.R. Kumaraswamy reserved orders as formalities of filing written statements and replies were completed in the afternoon.

Earlier, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy submitted arguments, requesting the court to dismiss the appeals, and uphold the Special Court’s September 27, 2014, verdict sentencing Ms. Jayalalithaa to four-year rigorous imprisonment. S. Senthil, advocate-on-record for Ms. Jayalalithaa, submitted a brief reply to the arguments.

On December 18, the Supreme Court requested the High Court to complete the hearing within three months through a Special Bench. The hearing started on January 5 this year. The Special Bench had 41 days of sittings. The arguments of SPP G. Bhavani Singh lasted six days, and counsel for Ms. Jayalalithaa, V.K. Sasikala, V.N.

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