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HC declines to stay proceedings against Jaya
May 27, 2008 15:37 IST
The Madras High Court on Tuesday declined to stay the trial court proceedings against AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa in the 1993-94 wealth tax case, pending before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM).
However, Justice M Venugopal, admitting a criminal revision petition filed by the former Chief Minister, seeking to reverse the ACMM's order declining to discharge her from the case, ordered issue of notice to the income tax department in this respect and directed it to file a counter.
The judge posted for June 9, further hearing in the case.
Jayalalithaa had sought a stay on proceedings in the trial court till the case was disposed of in the high court.
The case relates to non-filing of wealth tax returns by the AIADMK leader for the assessment year 1993-94 and a case was filed in the trial court in 1997.