Bengaluru: DMK leader Anbazhagan today filed a memo before the Karnataka High Court seeking postponement of arguments of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh till the Supreme Court heard his plea for a stay on proceedings on an appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case and removal of SPP. The DMK General Secretary had sought removal of Singh in the case alleging he has not been impartial in the matter.
In his memo, Anbazhagan said it would not be advisable for Singh to continue making submissions since the plea of his removal is pending before the apex court which will hear the matter on March 9. As the court resumed proceedings, the DMK counsel prayed before Justice C R Kumaraswamy postponement of arguments of the SPP till the apex court heard his plea for Singh’s removal from the case.
Justice Kumaraswamy tersely asked about the intentions of DMK to make such a plea before the court. “Why are you interfering in the proceedings of this special bench? What is your intentions? Answer me,” he said. Later, Justice Kumaraswamy posted the matter to March 11 after Singh and the counsel for the accused sought time for filing their objections to the memo.
The special court had held Jayalalithaa and three others guilty of corruption. The court had awarded four years jail term and also slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore on the AIADMK chief. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10 crore each on the three other convicts.
Apart from Jayalalithaa, Sasikala and her relatives Sudhakaran, erstwhile foster son of the AIADMK leader, and Elavarasi, were also convicted.