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Two witnesses examined in Jaya case

india Updated: Dec 15, 2010 21:31 IST

Two witnesses were examined today during the trial in the disproportionate asset case filed against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

Since Nageshwara Rao, one among the five witnesses, expired and bailable warrant of Rs 5,000 was issued against Amanullah Khan to be present tomorrow, only two witnesses--Annadurai and Ramesh-- were examined.

The trial will continue tomorrow. Earlier defence counsel Navaneetha Krishnan sought to draw the attention of the Special Court Judge B M Mallikarjunaiah to yesterday's Supreme Court order which permitted translators to assist the court in translating documents "wherever it is necessary", and submitted that the examination of the recalled witnesses could only take place only after the defects in the translated statements were rectified.

To this Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya submitted that the trial must go on and defects if any could be corrected by the translator who had already been appointed by the court. The court then disposed of the memo and permitted the trial to commence.