Karnataka govt to move SC against Amma’s acquittal


Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Monday decided to move Supre Court against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in disproportionate assets case. The Karnataka High Court gave 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.

Advocate General Ravivarma Kumar and Special Public Prosecutor in the case BV Acharya have made public their advice to the state government, as the sole prosecutor, to file an appeal in the apex court. Welcoming the state government’s decision, Acharya said, “This is based on legal opinion. I welcome the decision. I had given my opinion that this is a fit case to make an appeal.”

The legal cell of the ruling Congress in Karnataka had earlier advised the state government not to file an appeal against the acquittal of Jayalalithaa.