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Only true translation can lead to fair trial: Jayalalithaa

Source: PTI
September 03, 2010 19:38 IST

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on Friday requested the Karnataka High Court to issue order for "true" translation of documents in the disproportionate wealth case against her to facilitate a fair trial.

When Jayalalithaa's petition challenging the trial court order rejecting her plea for fresh translation of documents came up, her counsel Udaya Holla submitted that the present translation was "defective".

He contended that a true translation from Tamil into English was all important for cross examination of witnesses and for a free and fair trial.

The law requires to arrive at a just decision by finding out the truth, Navneeth Krishnan, counsel for Jayalalithaa submitted.
Justice Subash B Adi adjourned further hearing to September 7.

On July 22, the Special Court trying the disproportionate assets case had rejected Jayalalithaa's plea for fresh translation of the documents (from Tamil to English) and fixed August 6 for commencing the trial.

The wealth case, which was heard by a Chennai court, had been transferred to Bangalore by the Supreme Court.


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