A Special Court trying CBI cases on Monday furnished copies of the chargesheet to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa in the more than a decade-old Rs two crore gift case.
In the absence of Jayalalithaa, whose personal appearance in the case was dispensed with, the copies of the chargesheet, running into about 2000 pages, were handed over to her counsel N Jyothi by Principal Special Judge S Meenakshisundaram.
However, chargesheet copies in respect of two other accused—the then Ministers KA Sengottaiyan and Azhagu Thirunavukkarasu—would be furnished later after issuance of summons to them.
It may be recalled that Jayalalithaa, while appearing before the court on September 14, had filed a petition seeking to dispense with her personal appearance and pleaded that the chargesheet copies could be handed over to her counsel.
The CBI counsel had on September 14 said that it had no objection in the court dispensing with the personal appearance of Jayalalithaa. Today, on behalf of the CBI, it was submitted that the copies of the chargesheet could be given to Jayalalithaa even in the absence of the other two accused.