Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was on Tuesday issued notice by the Supreme Court on a CBI appeal challenging the Madras High Court verdict,which had quashed a case registered against her for allegedly receiving an illegal remittance of $3 lakh in 1992.
The Bench of Justices,however,refrained from staying the September 30,2011 judgment of the HC,delivered on a plea by the Tamil Nadu CM for quashing the FIR against her. Jayalalithaa had cited inordinate delay in investigation and trial as ground for quashing the case.
CBI said she had received a remittance of $3 lakh in 1992 through a demand draft by bankers trust company in New York,drawn on ANZ Grindlays bank,St Helier Jersey. The CBI said this was part of an illegal transaction.