A special court on Friday dismissed the interim application filed by the special public prosecutor seeking that the 1,161 kg of silver articles found at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s house several years ago be produced before the court.
The court made the observation that the trial of the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case against Jayalalithaa that was registered in 1997 has reached the final stages and pointed out that the silver had not been seized at the time of the raid. The interim application was dismissed and a further hearing of the case scheduled for March 7.
SPP Bhavani Singh, had earlier this month filed an application in the court seeking the production of the seized property. Later, an official of the DMK, the opposition party in Tamil Nadu, intervened in the case as a third party and filed a memo about the development, alleging that the interim application was an attempt to delay the trial of the case.