Jayalalithaa bail hearing adjourned to October 6

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The bail application was filed on Monday in the Karnataka High Court. Her advocates filed the appeal, with a plea seeking suspension of sentence.

12.00 p.m: Even as the bail hearing is adjourned, AIADMK partymen and the Tamil film fraternity continue to stage protests in Tamil Nadu.

11.45. a.m: A group of AIADMK partymen are protesting outside the Parappana Agrahara jail complex.

11.10. a.m.: The Karnataka High Court adjourned Jayalalithaa’s bail application and appeal to Monday, October 6, 2014.


When the matter came up for hearing in front of the vacation bench of the Court, Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh, who also appeared for the State at the Special Court, said that while he received information about his appointment as prosecutor for the appeal as well, no formal communication has been received from the Karnataka Government. Following this submission, the High Court, keeping in view the need for representation on the respondent’s side, adjourned the matter to Monday.

“I have not received a formal notification of my appointment as prosecutor for appeal. I communicated this factual position to the court.”

11.10 a.m: Advocates are trying to convince the court for hearing now or on Wednesday, despite vacation.

11.00 a.m.: Ram Jethmalani is present to argue for Jayalalithaa. The High Court begins hearing on Jayalalithaa’s plea.

10.42 a.m.: The court is hearing other matters. Pleas of Jayalalithaa and others are yet to be taken up

10.42 a.m.: Judge has warned those inside and outside the court to maintain silence as those outside are making noise causing disturbance for hearing.

10.40 a.m.: Apart from advocates representing Jayalalithaa and her aides, many advocates from Tamil Nadu are also inside the court hall.

10.35 a.m.: Bangalore city police have tightened security around Karnataka High Court in view of hearing on appeal by AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, who has sought suspension of sentence and bail following her conviction in Rs.53.6 crore disproportionate assets case.

10.30 a.m.: The Court Hall 11, where the vacation bench will be hearing Jayalalithaa’s plea along with petitions related to criminal cases, is packed at 10 am, though sitting will start only at 10.30 am. A large number of AIADMK supporters who have come to the High Court premises have been stopped outside the court’s entrance gates.

10.15 a.m.: The bail application was filed on Monday in the Karnataka High Court. Her advocates filed the appeal, with a plea seeking suspension of sentence, in the High Court’s registry section.

Jayalalithaa’s aide Sasikala, her relatives V.N Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi also approached the High Court, seeking bail.

Senior Supreme Court advocate Ram Jethmalani will represent Jayalalithaa with the defence team. Earlier on Sunday, the legal team discussed options to get the sentence suspended and the conviction stayed, party sources said. Read more here.

10.15 a.m.: Read our minute-by-minute coverage of Jayalalithaa’s conviction on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
(The Hindu)

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