Bangalore: The Special Court trying the disproportionate asset case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday adjourned it to July 10 after the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) sought time to place his arguments on health grounds.

Earlier, after counsels for the petitioners concluded their arguments, Assistant Special Public Prosecutor Sandesh Chowta sought time till July 9 as Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya was unwell.

Objecting to this, counsel for Sasikala, one of the accused in the case, C Manishankhar and senior counsel B Kumar submitted that they had work in Chennai court on those days and the matter be therefore taken up on either July 11 or July 12, to which Chowta pointed out that proceedings were not possible on those days in the wake of the state Bar Council strike and on July 13 and Acharya had to be present in Delhi as he is also a member of the Central Law Commission.

Later, on mutual understanding they agreed on a common date of July 10 for further hearing of the submissions on petitions filed by Jayalalithaa and others challenging the appointment of the Special Judge in the case.


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