Cuddalore (TN): A court here on Saturday recalled a non-bailable warrant issued by a lower court against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a case relating to her filing nominations for the 2001 Assembly elections.

Principal Sessions Judge K Uthirapathy recalled the June 2011 order issued by the Parangipettai Judicial Magistrate and set aside the case.

The matter relates to a case filed by the Returning Officer of the Bhuvanagiri Assembly constituency for alleged violation by Jayalalitha in filing nominations from Andipatti, Krishnagiri, Bhuvanagiri and Pudukottai constituencies ahead of the 2001 elections.

Former DMK MP C Kuppuswamy had moved the Madras High Court seeking action against her holding that she had filed nominations from more than two constituencies.

The High Court had in 2007 directed the Election Commission to file cases in relevant courts.

Jayalalithaa moved the Supreme Court which stayed proceedings. However, Judicial Magistrate R Komathy had ordered issue of NBW against her for non-appearance in court in June 2011. She had stayed the NBW, but did not exempt Jayalalithaa from personal appearance.