New Delhi, Dec 01: The Centre is all set to amend the Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure to bypass High Courts when it comes to imposing death penalties on men who commit crimes against women.
Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya has recommended to the state government to file an appeal in the J Jayalalithaa case. Acharya informed the state government that it is a fit case to file an appeal and seek reversal of the acquittal. Acharya also said that looking into the details of the judgment he found that the state could seek a review of the order before the Supreme Court. The state will now have to take into consideration this recommendation and decide on when to file the appeal.
The minister for Law and Justice Karnataka, T B Jayachandra has directed the law secretary of the state to go through the Jayalalithaa verdict and make preparations for an appeal before the Supreme Court of India. Read more: Jaya verdict: Court made an arithmetic error? The state is convinced that they have a good case on hand after Special Public Prosecutor, B V Acharya has opined that it is a fit case to be challenged.
The fate of the J Jayalalithaa appeal in all probability will be known by March. The Karnataka High Court will constitute a special bench to hear the matter on a day to day basis and the hearing is expected to commence in January. The Supreme Court on Thursday, Dec 18, while extending the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minster’s bail also ordered that the High Court set up a special bench to hear the case on a day to day basis.
The High Court which will go on vacation for Christmas will resume proceedings on January 2. It has to first get a copy of the Supreme Court verdict and only then can the Chief Justice constitute a Special Bench to hear the matter. In all probability the proceedings will commence in January and will go on until the end of March.
In a major set back to J Jayalalithaa, the Karnataka High Court rejected her bail plea. Justice A V Chandrasekhar while rejecting the bail said that corruption amounts to violation of human rights and hence such matters need to be dealt with an iron fist.
He cited several judgments of the supreme court which had maintained that in matters of corruption courts should be firm.The Supreme Court has time and again said that in matters of corruption courts need to deal with such matters firmly.
When Jayalalithaas counsel argued that even Lalu Prasad Yadav had been granted bail, the court observed that he had to wait ten months for bail. Moreover the trial court in the Jayalalithaa matter had passed a detailed order after applying its mind the High Court also observed.
External affairs minister who is facing the heat in the illegal mining issue said at Bangalore it would not be right for him to speak about the issue as it is pending before the court.
Krishna against whom an FIR is lodged in the illegal mining case arrived at the Bangalore international airport a while ago. When asked by the media to reac to the FIR filed against him, he said that he has now moved the High Court. The matter will come up soon for hearing. My lawyers are working on the case and hence since it is before the court, it would not be right for me to comment on the subject.
Meanwhile his legal team is finalising the case and are hopeful of an early hearing. While the petition has been filed before the registry and numbered, no date of hearing has been assigned as yet.
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B S Yeddyurappa finally walked free after spending 23 days in jail. His legal team completed all the formalities and also got the release order copy signed by the special lokayukta judge who is originally seized off this matter.
Yeddyurappa is accompanied by a host of his supporters and his jail stint has not lowered his support base even a little bit. He in fact had the undying support of Chief Minister D Sadananda Gowda who openly expressed hapiness over his release. I am happy that he is out and now I can finally seek his advise while ruling the state is what he had to say.
For Yeddyurappa it will be business as usual. He will meet with his family members and then it would be a series of meetings to discuss the developments at Bellary. Sriramulu of the Reddy camp has been seeking a cabinet berth in case he wins on a BJP ticket. He has also threatened to go it alone in case there is no assurance from the party. Yeddyurappa will be expected to play a key role in keeping the party together. Yeddyurappa had sent out feelers of a tie up with the Reddy brothers earlier before the BJP top brass dashed to him to prevent any such tie up.