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Petition Against Jayalalithaa Disposed Of In SC

PTI 22 Jan 2010, 21:12:44 IST

AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa on Friday  got a relief from the Supreme Court which disposed of a petition against her in view of the Karnatataka High Court order permitting withdrawal of a case against her in which she was accused of illegally acquiring property abroad. 

When the matter came for hearing before a Bench consisting of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice Deepak Verma, it was informed that the High Court had on December 7, 2009, set aside the order of the trial court which had refused permission to Tamil Nadu government to withdraw the London Hotel case.

Advocate T R Andhyarujina said that in view of the High Court order, the petitioner was not pressing the petition. 

The London Hotel Case was filed against Jayalalithaa alleging she had illegally acquired property outside the country. It was also alleged she had paid for purchase of two hotels in London by her relative Dinakaran. The apex court had on April 24 last alllowed withdrawal of the case against the former Chief Minister. 

The order had come on an application filed by Tamil Nadu government after it received an opinion from the Special Public Prosecutor that the charges against the former Chief Minister were likely to fall flat for paucity of evidence and it would be proper to withdraw the case. 

The trial of the case, which was transfered to Bangalore along with the 'wealth case" against Jayalalitha, was stayed by the Supreme Court. PTI