Challenging ‘Amma’s’ Acquittal DMK Moves SC


New Delhi: The Karunanidhi led DMK on Monday moved Supreme Court to challenge the acquittal of AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case by Karnataka High Court. The petition was filed by DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan.

“Today, Anbazhagan filed a petition in Supreme Court against Jayalalithaa’s acquittal order. Already, the Karnataka government has filed a petition…in this petition they raise a number of grounds undertaking High Court’s judgement,” lawyer GS Mani said.

The DMK decided to file an appeal in the apex court after exerting pressure on the Congress government in Karnataka to challenge the May 11 order of the High Court acquitting Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

The Karnataka High Court had given a clean chit to Jayalalithaa and three others on May 11, clearing them of “all charges” in the 19-year-old case, helping her to return as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

The Bengaluru trial court had earlier convicted Jayalalithaa for possessing assets disproportionate to her known sources of income and sentenced her to a four-year jail term and imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore. However, the High Court later over-ruled the judgement.