A bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice R K Agrawal adjourned the hearing as Karnataka government had sought six weeks time to file its rejoinder to the reply filed by Jayalalithaa and others in pursuance to the notice issued by the court on July 27.

Besides Jayalalithaa, the notice was also to other accused N. Sasikala, V.N. Sudhakaran, and J Elavarasi. Sasikala was a former aide of Jayalalithaa and Sudhakaran the AIADMK supremo's disowned foster son. The Apex Court on July 27 had also issued notice on the petition by DMK leader K. Anbazhagan and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, both challenging the high court verdict acquitting Jayalalithaa.

In 2014, a trial court in Bengaluru sentenced Jayalalithaa to four years in jail and imposed a Rs 100 crore fine in the disproportionate assets case. But the High Court accepted Jayalalithaa's appeal and acquitted her of all charges this year.

The High Court, holding the value of Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets at Rs 2.82 crore, instead of Rs 53.6 crore computed by the trial court, held the amount 'not enough' to convict on corruption charges.

Justice C.R. Kumaraswamy also acquitted the three co-convicts, sentenced to four years in jail and fined Rs 10 crore each for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income during her first term as Chief Minister from 1991-96.The High Court's order was faulted for glaring arithmetical errors, especially in respect of details of assets, loan raised and income earned.

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