For senior counsel B V Acharya, the special public prosecutor in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case, it is a job well done. He has battled all odds, stood his ground and ensured that the case of 20 years was taken to its logical conclusion. Acharya’s stint as the SPP in this case was anything but easy.
Brutally honest and straight forward, he was a thorn for the accused. He had to deal with the frustrations of the numerous adjournments and also those chaotic scenes in court. In 2012, he came under immense pressure from the then BJP government in Karnataka to give up either the post of advocate general or SPP.
Bengaluru, May 11: Special Public Prosecutor for Karnataka, B V Acharya has sought more time to conclude his arguments in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case.
Acharya who resumed arguments on Tuesday today sought another day’s time to conclude his submissions.
The Bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy will decide on whether the arguments will continue during the summer vacations which will begin next week onwards.
Senior counsel B V Acharya is back as the Special Public Prosecutor in the high profile J Jayalalithaa case.
When the case was first transferred to Karnataka from Tamil Nadu, Acharya was the first prosecutor in the case and he argued the matter before the trial court for almost 7 years before he decided to step down.
This paved the way for the appointment of Bhavani Singh as the Special Public Prosecutor in the case. He was in fact the prosecutor in the case when the verdict was finally delivered in which J Jayalalithaa was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment and fined Rs 100 crore.Read more