Jayalalithaa prayed before Special Court Judge John Michael D’Cunha that the DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan's memo be rejected as not maintainable with costs and thus render justice.

SPP Bhavani Singh, in his plea on February 3, had sought the court's direction to produce before it the seized silver articles weighing 1,116 kg, which were entrusted to V Baskaran, Jayalalithaa's secretary and consultant in 1996.

Anbazhagan, in his objection on February 4, had alleged that the SPP had filed the petition in spite of being fully aware of the death of Baskaran. He also alleged that the SPP in collusion with Jayalalithaa is trying to suppress facts to prolong the case.

Countering these allegations, Jayalalithaa submitted that Baskaran's death does not absolve the liability of producing 1,116 kgs of silver wares in the court.

The silver articles were entrusted to Baskaran, who was Jayalalithaa's secretary and consultant in 1996, after the investigating agency took the seized gold and diamond in its custody and produced before Special Court in Chennai in 1998.


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