#SasikalaConvicted: SC says HC made fundamental arithmetic blunder

jaya4Karnataka, the prosecuting state in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case had argued that it was a glaring arithmetic error that led to the acquittals in the case.

The Karnataka high court had erred in the calculations which led to the acquittal of Jayalalithaa, Sasikala Natarajan, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran, it was contended.

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Jaya DA case: How K’taka HC’s BAD arithmetic led to acquittals

jaya3The Supreme Court which ordered the conviction of Sasikala dealt with the arithmetic blunder made by the Karnataka high court while passing an order of acquittal. The Supreme Court termed it as a fundamental blunder while striking down the order of the high court.

Where the high court had erred:

Calculation error: The method of calculating DA is wrong. If all the findings of the high court is accepted in toto, then the amount of DA is Rs 14.38 crore i.e. 41.3% and not Rs 282 crore i.e. 8.12% as held by the high court.

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No steel flyover in Bengaluru for now

steel-flyover-bedaThe Bangalore Development Authority has given an undertaking to the Karnataka High Court that it will not proceed with the proposed flyover in Bengaluru.
The High Court has said that it would examine the legal, constitutional issues and pass a final order.

The matter has been adjourned in the wake of the injunction order passed by the National Green Tribunal.

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When CJI Thakur broke down at the Karnataka High Court

thakurBengaluru, April 25: When Chief Justice of India, T S Thakur broke down on Sunday while making an emotional appeal to double the number of judges, it showed a very sensitive side to him.

Justice Thakur has an emotional side to him and all those who covered his farewell speech in the Karnataka High Court in 2004 would know that very well. Justice Thakur was a judge in the Karnataka High Court between 1994 and 2004.

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In Jayalalithaa DA case, locus standi petitions are aimed at delaying proceedings

280818-jayalalithaChennai, March 29: The Supreme Court has decided to hear a petition challenging the decision of the Karnataka High Court in admitting the appeal filed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case.
While this matter has been ordered to be clubbed with the main case, during the course of the arguments, Jayalalithaa too is likely to raise the issue of locus standi and how Karnataka could file the appeal in the Supreme Court.

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Jayalalithaa DA case: Hearing continues in SC tomorrow

jayanewBengaluru, March 28: Hearing on the J Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case will continue before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. During the last date of hearing, special public prosecutor, B V Acharya was making his concluding arguments regarding the case.
Karnataka has gone in appeal against the verdict of the Karnataka High Court which while reversing the trial court verdict, acquitted the Tamil Nadu chief minister and three others.

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Jayalalithaa appeal case: Appellants meet to ensure submissions do not overlap

jayaBengaluru, Jan 28: A crucial meeting was held in Karnataka ahead of the hearing of the J Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case in the Supreme Court on February 2.The meeting comprised those who have challenged the acquittal of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and three others.
Karnataka had challenged in the Supreme Court the verdict of the Karnataka High Court which acquitted Jayalalithaa and three others in the disproportionate assets case.

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Justices Dattu, Thakur and Kehar: Karnataka High Court’s rare distinction

Bengaluru, Dec 4: For Karnataka, Justice T S Thakur being sworn in as the Chief Justice of India is quite a rare distinction.
He took over from Justice H L Dattu and after his retirement, going by the seniority list, it would be Justice Kehar who is likely to be the Chief Justice of India.

Now what is common is that all three have served in the Karnataka High Court. Justice Kehar had in fact served as the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court before his elevation to the Supreme Court.

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Jaya DA case: Prosecution was not given a chance, says BV Acharya

bvacharya The J Jayalalithaa verdict has come as a surprise to many and joy to several others.

The Karnataka High Court acquitted J Jayalalithaa and three others in the disproportionate assets case which paved the way for her to become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu once again  B V Acharya, the Special Public Prosecutor in the case is clearly unhappy with the verdict and says according to him this was not a case which mandated any interference.Read more

Jayalalithaa appeal verdict on May 11th, bail plea on May 12th

jaya2Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is expected to have a hectic week legally with two important cases coming up on May 11 and 12.

While the Karnataka High Court is expected to deliver its verdict in her appeals case on May 11, the Supreme Court will hear the case relating to her bail on May 12. While the indication is that the verdict in the appeal will be delivered on May 11th by Justice C R Kumaraswamy, the cause list of the Karnataka High Court is yet to be updated. Read more