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Prosecutor row: SC order in Jaya case reserved

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: September 26, 2013 2:09 am

The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its order on the removal of the special public prosecutor in a disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a Bangalore court.

Apart from deciding about the special public prosecutor,a bench of Justices B S Chauhan and S A Bobde will take the final call on AIADMK chief’s plea to extend the tenure of the trial judge,who is to retire on September 30. The Karnataka government had opposed the plea of extending tenure saying it will set a bad precedent.

Jayalalithaa had moved court after the state government issued a notification removing Singh as prosecutor.

Jayalalithaa claimed her rivals wanted to keep the sword of the case hanging on her head. The court recorded submissions by DMK General Secretary K Anbalagan,who opposed Jayalalithaa’s petition against removal of Singh,and said her petition should not be allowed as she was responsible for delaying trial.

The case had been shifted to Karnataka during the DMK rule in Tamil Nadu.

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