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Jaya case: recording of prosecution witnesses continues


Bangalore: A special court here today continued to record the statements of prosecution witnesses in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others.

The statements were recorded before Special Court Judge John Michael Cunha. In the past two days, statements of as many as 100 witnesses have been recorded and another 294 witnesses including complainant-witnesses are pending.

Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh had commenced the final arguments last week.

The court on February 28 had asked him to resume the final arguments in the case in which Jayalalithaa has been charged with accumulating Rs 66 crore wealth disproportionate to known sources of income in 1991-95 when she was Chief Minister.     Cunha had imposed a cost amounting to Rs 60,000 to 65,000 twice on Singh after he pleaded for adjournment on grounds of ill health.

The judge posted the matter for tomorrow.