New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday referred a plea seeking removal of a special public prosecutor in the disproportionate assets case of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa to a larger bench of three judges, after a division bench gave differing opinions.The plea was filed by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader K. Anbazhagan.
“The Supreme Court has reiterated what it said in 2004 while transferring case from Tamil Nadu to Bengaluru. It said there was subversion of judicial process and public prosecutor was hand in glove. This was reason for transfer of case,” lawyer R. Shanmugasundram said.”The same situation prevails now. The senior judge said this is classic case of judicial interference and subversion of judicial process,” he added.
Jayalalithaa, who is currently out on bail till April 18, was sentenced to four years in jail on September 17 last year in a high-profile corruption case that has lasted nearly two decades.