Jaya case: DMK hails SC verdict rejecting SPP appointment

Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi today hailed the SC verdict rejecting appointment of Bhawani Singh as Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the disproportionate assets case against AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa.

"Justice should prevail. It has to be mentioned that today's verdict is a victory for honesty and justice," he told reporters here.
Asked if the court's rejection of Singh's appointment would have any impact in the Assembly elections scheduled next year, Karunanidhi said he is not considering the vote calculations now.

When reporters sought to know if this was DMK's 'first victory', he said it was not just so, but a "big win" for his party as its General Secretary K Anbalagan has impleaded in the case.

The Supreme Court today held that Tamil Nadu government has no right to appoint Singh as SPP to appear in Karnataka High Court for Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra had, however, said that though the appointment of the SPP was "bad in law", it did not warrant "de novo" (fresh) hearing of appeals of the convicts, including the AIADMK chief.

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