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|April 24, 1998||
Jaya takes Tansi case to high court
The Madras high court on Friday admitted a revision petition filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha Jayaram, which challenged a special judge order refusing to discharge her from the Tansi land deal case.
Justice A Raman also ordered a notice to the crime branch criminal investigation department, which is probing the case.
The next hearing will be on June 10.
Special Judge P Anbhazhagan, trying corruption charges during the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam regime, had on April 20 dismissed Jayalalitha's petition, holding there was prima facie evidence against her.
The case relates to the purchase of land belonging to the state-owned small industries corporation, Tansi, at Guindy by Jaya Publications, in which Jayalalitha and her friend Sasikala were partners.
In her revision petition, Jayalalitha contended that the rejection of her discharge petition was against law. She said in the absence of any legal prohibition on government servants from purchasing any particular property, no offence could be made out in case of such a purchase.
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