October 19th, 2011
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Jayalalithaa to appear before court tommorrow

Chennai: The Supreme court has asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa to appear in a Bangalore trial court tomorrow. She is supposed to appear before the court in relation to a disproportionate assets case against her. She agreed to appear only after Karnataka assured the apex court of her security.

Bench of justices, Dalveer Bhandari and Dipak Misra rejected the AIADMK chief’s plea to defer her hearing on the ground that the Karnataka government had failed to provide sufficient security. The apex court’s order came after Karnataka’s Chief Secretary and its Director General of Police both filed affidavits assuring the apex court of foolproof security measures in tune with her Z plus status and NSG cover.

The trial of the disproportionate assets case, allegedly involving accumulation of assets worth over Rs 66 crore by her between 1991 and 1996, was shifted earlier to Bangalore by the apex court on her fears that she might be denied a fair trial in Tamil Nadu due to state’s erstwhile DMK government, which she had accused of implicating her in false cases.



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