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SC vacates stay on trial against Jaya in DA case

The Supreme Court on Monday lifted its stay on the day-to-day trial in the 18-year-old Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

The apex court vacated its April 7 order by which the trial in the case was stayed for three weeks due to the illness of Special Public Prosecutor (SPP), G Bhawani Singh, who had to undergo medical treatment.
A bench of justices B S Chauhan and J Chelameswar ordered resumption of trial from tomorrow after senior advocate L Nageshwar Rao, appearing for SPP, said that he has recovered from his illness.

The SPP had approached the apex court against the order of the Karnataka High Court which had refused to allow his plea and dismissed his petition against the trial court order imposing a penalty of Rs 60,000 a day for seeking repeated adjournments in the trial and causing delay in the judicial process.

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