Jayalalithaa graft case adjourned till summer vacation

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the graft case involving former AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa graft case adjourned till summer vacation.

The Karnataka Government had filed an appeal in the apex court, challenging the high court’s order to acquit late Jayalalithaa in the case.

The state government had alleged she had an active role in six firms that helped her to accumulate huge assets.

A raid on her Poes garden residence in 1997 in Chennai recovered 800 kilograms of silver, 28 kilograms of gold, 750 pairs of shoes, 10,500 sarees, 91 watches and other valuables.

The valuables were kept in a vault in Reserve Bank of India in Chennai.

The opposition parties petitioned the court to take the control of the assets, but Special Judge John Michael Cunha who inspected the assets on January 7, 2014, ordered the assets to be transferred to Bangalore after the trial had gone on for 18 years. (ANI)