A Madras court Tuesday issued fresh summons to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP T T V Dinakaran to appear before it on September 12 in the London hotel purchase case and asked the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-corruption to complete its probe within three months as against the one year time sought by the agency.
Jayalalitha and Dinakaran were to appear in the principal sessions court Tuesday to receive copies of the charge-sheet in the case, but the DVAC told Judge Ashok Kumar that it had not served an earlier summons on them and sought one year's time to conduct a further probe in the case.
However, the judge directed the DVAC to complete its probe within three months and issued summons to Jayalalitha and Dinakaran.
On April 17 last year, the judge issued summons to the two to
appear before the court Tuesday to receive copies of the charge-sheet filed against them for alleged investment of Rs 439.8 million in two hotels - Hobbs Croft Holt Hotel and
Slaley Hall Hotel.
The case was registered by the DVAC in September, 2000 on
the ground that the investment in the hotels constituted wealth
disproportionate to her known sources of income.
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