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Jaya arrives in Bengaluru court for day-long hearing

Last updated on: October 20, 2011 11:05 IST

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa arrived in Bengaluru on Thursday morning to appear in a special court in connection with the disproportionate assets case against her.

Jayalalithaa arrived by a special aircraft from Chennai and landed at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited airport. She immediately proceeded to attend the court proceedings at Parapana Agrahara on city outskirts.

The Supreme Court had on Thursday rejected her plea for postponing the hearing in the case against her by a few days and asked her to appear before the special court.

She had also failed in her attempts to get the venue of the proceedings shifted closer to the Jakkur airport with both the apex court and the Special Court turning down her last minute plea. The Special Court had also ordered her to be present.

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The Bengaluru City police have imposed prohibitory orders around the Parappana Agrahara jail from Wednesday evening. A tight security blanket has been thrown around the jail and also from the airport up to the prison.

Jayalalithaa had contended that the Karnataka government had failed to provide sufficient security, but the State had assured Apex court of foolproof security measures were in place in tune with her Z plus category status and elite National Security Guards cover.

The trial of the disproportionate assets case, allegedly involving accumulation of assets worth over Rs 66 crore by Jayalalithaa when she was chief minister between 1991 and 1996, was shifted earlier to Bangalore by the apex court on her fears that she might be denied a fair trial in Tamil Nadu due to state's erstwhile DMK government.

The All India Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhagam chief had accused Dravida Munettra Kazhagam of implicating her in false cases.


Image: Parappana Agrahara jail in Bengaluru

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