Jayalalithaa IT returns case adjourned to November 6

Complaints were also filed by the IT department against Sasi Enterprises represented by its partners, Jayalalithaa and Sasikala

By: Press Trust of India | Chennai | Published: October 16, 2014 9:29 pm

A court on Thursday adjourned the income tax cases against AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to November 6.

The income tax department had launched criminal proceedings against Jayalalithaa and Sasikala for allegedly not filing returns in their individual capacity for the assessment year 1993-94.

Complaints were also filed by the IT department against Sasi Enterprises represented by its partners, Jayalalithaa and Sasikala for allegedly failing to file returns for assessment years 1991-92 and 1992-93.

An economic offences court here is hearing the case. The matter came up for hearing on Thursday before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy.

Contending that the compouding petitions were pending with the tax authorities, counsel for Jayalalithaa and Sasikala filed petitions seeking adjournment of the case for four weeks.

The Special Public Prosecutor, however, opposed the petitions. He wanted the trial to go on so that it could be completed on time in compliance with an order of the Supreme Court.

After hearing both sides, the magistrate posted the matter to November 6.

On September 18, the ACMM court asked Jayalalithaa and Sasikala to appear before it “without fail” on October 1 in the case.

On September 24, the Madras High Court allowed dispensation of Jayalalithaa and Sasikala’s appearance in the case at the ACMM court (economic offences).

The Madras High Court Judge K B K Vasuki also directed the income tax authorities to dispose the compounding applications filed by Jayalalithaa and Sasikala within six weeks and held that the trial in the case could however continue.

On September 27, Jayalalithaa was convicted in a disproportionate wealth case and kept in a prison in Bangalore.

On October 1, when the case had come up before the ACMM court, it was adjourned to October 16.

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    DS Gopalan
    Oct 17, 2014 at 8:04 am
    Re Beena's comment.. I disagree.! Corruption has become systemic- so system cleansing , is a must. While I am not condoning the alleged tax violation/charges against Jayalalitha, one cannot discount the fact that she is decisive, pro poor, and an extremely able administrator. Her schemes for Subsidised food for poor, is indeed remarkable - I personally know hundreds of poor people , auto rickshaw drivers, old people etc get atleast some food for 5/- .. We do not have any other scheme to benefit the old people .. no social security etc.. Hence , overall, her pro poor schemes, able administration, sharpness and ability to lead overweigh the other negative factors.. So just saying "50 years jail " is incorrect- there are people in the UPA who amed 1000s of crores in coal scam, haryana land scheme etc.. they should be getting 50 years of jail.if not 100 years !!!
    1. B
      Oct 17, 2014 at 1:52 am
      she must be put up in the jail for another 50 yerar