Supreme Court extends former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's bail in disproportionate assets case

The Supreme Court of India on Friday extended bail to former Tamil Nadu chiefminister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case till May 12.

Earlier on April 15, the Supreme Court gave a split verdict on a plea seeking the removal of special public prosecutor G Bhawani Singh in the disproportionate assets case before the Karnataka High Court. Justice M B Lokur allowed the plea to remove the public prosecutor, but Justice R Banumathi argued the SPP had the authority to continue appeal in the High Court. 

The court was hearing a plea by DMK leader K Anbzhagam, who had challenged appointment of Singh as a special public prosecutor.

In his plea, Anbazhagan had said that the prosecutor in the case was ‘hand-in-glove’ for the accused. He also claimed that the prosecutor was facilitating Jayalalithaa and was not opposing her plea for suspension of sentence.

The matter has now been referred to three-judge bench of the Supreme Court.