Jaya bail plea hearing today
Jaya bail plea hearing today, The Karnataka High Court will hear on Wednesday the criminal review petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for suspension of sentence and bail.
Date advanced in view of holiday on October 6
Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court will hear on Wednesday the criminal review petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for suspension of sentence and bail.
The special bench will also hear the revision petitions of other three convicted -- Sasikala Natarajan, V K Sudhakaran and J Ilavarasi, who were also awarded four-year jail term and fined for Rs10 crore each by the lower court Saturday.
The court registrar has posted the revision petition before the special bench on Wednesday on the directive of the Chief Justice after the state government declared holiday on October 6 for the Eid-ul-Azha festival, the date on which the case hearing was adjourned to by the vacation bench earlier in the day.
"The Chief Justice (D H Waghela) has considered our request to advance the hearing to Wednesday, as the court has holidays from October 2 to October 6 and since the revision petition was admitted by vacation bench judge Justice Rathnakala earlier in the day but adjourned it to October 6 on technical grounds," a defence counsel told IANS here.
Earlier, senior criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who appeared before the vacation bench on behalf of 66-year-old Jayalalithaa in the case, sought interim relief to her, as the sentence (four years of jail term) was less than 10 years and hence she was entitled for immediate bail.