Karnataka High Court on Thursday ordered issue of notices to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and others on a criminal revision petition challenging the Special Court's dismissal of an application to withdraw prosecution against her in a corruption case.
The criminal revision petition was filed recently by Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) B V Acharaya regarding the acquisition of two hotels in London by Jayalalithaa and another accused TTV Dinakaran.
The SPP had some time ago filed the application before a Special Court hearing two cases against Jayalalithaa seeking its permission to withdraw the prosecution against her in the London Hotels case.
The SPP had said in the sessions court that the petition was filed only in respect of the second chargesheet (London Hotels) and did not pertain to the first chargesheet (acquisition of wealth in India).
In the High Court, the SPP and another petitioner submitted that in the London hotel case the application was filed before the Sessions Court to give consent to withdraw from the chargesheet filed in the case. It was also stated that the evidence in case of charges against the accused, there were nine witnesses who were residing abroad.