A Special Bench Constituted for former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa
The Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court recently set up
a special bench of Justice C R Kumaraswamy to hear the appeals filed by former
Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa and three others who had questioned their conviction
in the disproportionate assets case.
The special bench has been set up after the Supreme Court
had on 18th December last, directed the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court
to constitute it to decide Jayalalithaa's plea within three months.
An apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu, had
ordered that the hearing in the High Court on the appeal, filed by the AIADMK
supremo challenging her conviction and sentence in the case, be conducted on a
Earlier,on 17th October, the apex court had granted conditional bail
The Special Court had held Jayalalithaa and three others
guilty of corruption.
The court had also slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore on the
AIADMK chief and Rs 10 crore fine on each of the three other convicts.