Advocate-General of Karnataka, has urged the Karnataka Government to appeal against the High Court’s Judgement in the Disproportionate Assets case of the acquitted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jaya Lalithaa.
Ms. Jaya Lalitha, was earlier convicted in the case pertaining to a Disproportionate Assets case by a special court in Karnataka. The Special Court has convicted Jaya Lalithaa and her close aids sentencing them for five years imprisonment. However, the case saw a rapid twist when Ms. jaya Lalithaa’s was acquitted by the Karnataka High Court suspending her jail term. The verdict surprised the critics all over India, as it lacked proper reasoning.
As per the Constitution of India, only the Government of Karnataka can now appeal against the Judgement in the Supreme Court as it is a special case transferred from a Tamil Nadu court to the Karnataka special court.
The State Chief Minister Siddharamayya, earlier said that the issue was being looked after by the law department of his government. However, the delay in this regard raised doubts among the advocates of Karnataka over the government’s appeal, The Hindu reports.
The government has the power to appoint a solicitor general over such cases. Hence it known from the sources that senior advocate B V Acharya, has been asked for the same.
Speaking over the issue the Karnataka Advocate-General said that, the Supreme court has transferred the case to the Karnataka having a belief in its Judiciary and responsibility. He urged the government to make an appeal in the case as it draws speculations of unsatisfactory verdict from all the sections of the society. He further added, that such special treatment to VIP candidates could create unwanted disbelief among the people over the Judiciary.