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A court here today adjourned the income tax cases against AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to October 16.

On September 24, the Madras High Court dispensed with the appearance of Jayalalithaa and Sasikala in the income tax returns case at the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court (economic offences) here.

On September 18, the ACMM court had asked Jayalalithaa and Sasikala to appear before it “without fail” on October 1 in the tax returns case.

Madras High Court Judge KBK Vasuki also directed the income tax authorities to dispose of the compounding applications filed by Jayalalithaa and Sasikala within six weeks and held that the trial in the case could however continue.

When the matter came up today before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy, counsel for Jayalalithaa and Sasikala filed petitions seeking adjournment of the case for six weeks.

The Special Public Prosecutor, however, strongly opposed the petitions and wanted completion of trial on time in compliance with an order of the Supreme Court.

The magistrate posted the matter to October 16 for hearing and noted that the Madras High Court had dispensed with the personal appearance of Jayalalithaa and Sasikala.

“The case could proceed only if the accused are present. The matter is adjourned to October 16,” he said in his order


One Response to “Jaya IT returns case adjourned to October 16”

  1. daniel thorat

    It is no longer shocking to see that leaders/people who are on the wrong side of law and have been caught by govt. agencies, continue to rule in this country, make billions, prolong prosecution cases against them for years and years and harbour even higher ambitions to rule this country. The ministers are put behind bars for a while, sometimes even after full convictions, and then they somehow get a BAIL and are free to carry on their corrupt practices with impurity. It is indeed time to change our laws, and if necessary, to recast the entire Constitution. After all, what good is a Constitution which promotes corruption, crime, lawlessness and total anarchy.
    A strict discipline and high moral standards need to be enforced in India without any further delay. Mere scholarly elucidation of laws in various cases of crime, murder, rape, corruption, frauds etc. etc. fails to accomplish anything. Lofty thinking like abolishing capital punishment, the fraud of trying to reform criminals, seeking superior justice from higher judiciary after being convicted by trials courts must be prohibited. Even judiciary and the entire legal profession itself needs to be overhauled, The tremendous rush towards the legal profession over other streams like medicine, engineering, technology, literature and fine arts etc. clearly point out the direction in which our country is heading, which is definitely not good at all. With all due respect to the profession, it needs to be mentioned that much evil is protected, saved, promoted and is growing because of unethical practices. The judiciary is in fact the ultimate authority which can set things right and it is time that this happens. It may be necessary to refix appropriate remunerations to all govt. employees so that they are not driven to corruption.

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