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TN appeal against acquittal of Jaya in colour TV case on Jul 9

The Madras High Court on July 9 will commence hearing of the Tamil Nadu government's appeal against acquittal of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa by a special court in May 2000 in the Rs 10.16 crore 'colour TV case'.

india Updated: Jul 06, 2009 20:43 IST

The Madras High Court on July 9 will commence hearing of the Tamil Nadu government's appeal against acquittal of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa by a special court in May 2000 in the Rs 10.16 crore 'colour TV case'.

The same day, appeals by seven persons, including former AIADMK minister T M Selvaganapathy and former state chief secretary N Haribaskar, challenging their convictions in the case pertaining to the period between 1991 and 1996 when the AIADMK leader was Chief Minister will be taken up for arguments by Justice M Jeyapaul.

On July 2, the Judge had directed that the petitions be listed for on Monday to fix a date for hearing them.

Besides absolving Jayalalithaa, special judge V Radhakrishnan on May 30, 2000 had also acquitted her close friend Sasikala and S R Baskaran in the case relating to alleged irregularities in the purchase and distribution of TV sets to village panchayats.

The Judge had also found former secretary Rural Development H M Pande, former Director Rural Development M Satyamurthy, Selvaganapathy's PA Janarthanan and two contractors Doraisamy and Muthukumarasamy all guilty of the charges levelled against them and sentenced them to five years Rigorous Imprisonment and fines ranging from between Rs 10,000 and Rs 30,000.