New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was on Monday asked by the Supreme Court to appear personally on October 20 before a Karnataka trial court, adjudicating a disproportionate assets case against her.
A bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma, however, left it to the trial court judge to decide her plea for being examined at a separate building, other than the regular court, in view of security considerations.
The apex court said the presiding judge shall ensure that she is examined in a proper environment.
The apex court passed the order after Jayalalithaa, in response to the earlier directions that she must appear on Monday, agreed through senior counsel Harish Salve that she would present herself before the trial court judge in Karnataka.