The state of Karnataka spent Rs 1,85,12,500 on advocate fees to conduct the trial in the Jayalalithaa Disproportionate Assets case. B V Acharya who was the first special public prosecutor in the case charged Rs 40,75,000, an RTI response has revealed.
Justice P C Ghose will always be remembered for his verdict in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case said Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar. The CJI was delivering the farewell address for Justice P C Ghose.
Jailed AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan cannot claim any benefit from the order of the Supreme Court which had rejected a review petition filed by Karnataka.
The SC had rejected Karnataka’s review which had sought to reverse the order of abatement against former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa. The court, while holding Jayalalithaa guilty in the disproportionate assets case had however abated the sentence and the fine of Rs 100 crore since she was dead.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a review petition filed by Karnataka questioning the abatement of former Tamil Nadu chief minister, Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. As a result of this, Karnataka cannot recover the Rs 100 crore fine imposed on Jayalalithaa by the trial court.
The Supreme Court will on Wednesday decide whether Karnataka can recover the Rs 100 crore fine amount from former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. A division bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy will hear a review plea filed by Karnataka against the abatement of Jayalalithaa in the case.
Rs 1,06,86,018 was the amount paid to senior advocate B V Acharya who fought the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case for the state of Karnataka. Senior advocate Dushyant Dave who represented Karnataka in the Supreme Court was paid Rs 95,16,500. The information was revealed to a Right to Information activist, T Narasimhamurthy, by the advocate general’s office in Karnataka.
On Wednesday at 1.40 pm, Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy will hear Karnataka’s review petition against the abatement of Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. The case would be heard in the chamber of the judges as is done in all review petitions.
The review seeks a clarification on whether the fine amount can be collected since the SC had said that the case against her stood abated in the event of her death.
After being convicted along with jailed AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan and Ilavarasi in the disproportionate assets case, he surrendered before a special court on February 15 in Bengaluru following which he has been lodged in jail.
Confusion prevails over whether the state of Karnataka can order the auction of assets belonging to Jayalalithaa to recover the Rs 100 crore fine. As the current order of the Supreme Court stands, the disproportionate assets case against Jayalalithaa stands abated since she is deceased.
OneIndia caught up Sundar Pichamuthu, who was the court officer at the trial court in Bengaluru right from the first day till the case ended in a conviction in 2014.