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Jaya’s DA case: SC seeks Karnataka govt response on appointment of judge

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a response of Karnataka government on Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa’s plea challenging the appointment of a presiding judge to conduct the trial of a 17-year-old disproportionate assets case against her in a Bangalore court. A bench comprising justices BS Chauhan and S A Bobde issued a notice to Karnataka government on the plea of the AIADMK supremo and three other accused challenging the notification in this regard and sought its response by 15 November.

GB Mudigoudar was appointed as the presiding judge following the retirement of Balakrishna, who attained the age of superannuation on 30 September, to conclude the trial expeditiously.

Besides Jayalalithaa, the other accused in the case are VK Sasikala, VN Sudhakaran and J Elavarasi. They have contended Karnataka government had committed contempt of court by not implementing the SC’s directions issued on 30 September quashing the notification revoking the appointment of G Bhavani Singh as the special public prosecutor.
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