Jayalalithaa moves SC to skip court show

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 01, 2011 14:31 hrs

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has moved the Supreme Court to appeal against an order made by a trial court that asked her to appear before it once again in relation to the disproportionate assets case.

The trial court ordered her to appear on Nov 8 for complete questioning session.

Earlier the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader appeared before the court for two consecutive days and answered nearly 600 questions in Bangalore.

She was ordered to appear in front of the trial court on Oct 20 and Oct 21 by the Supreme Court.

Jayalalithaa urged the apex court that the trial court should have finished asking her all the questions in the two days she had appeared and she should be allowed to give answers to the remaining questions through writing, media report said.

Cloaked in heavy security, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister had flown from Chennai to Bangalore for her appearance.

The case of disproportionate wealth allegedly accumulated by Jayalalithaa dates back from 1991 to 1996 when she was the chief minister.

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