Karnataka High Court Special Bench, on Wednesday, adjourned former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's bail plea hearing to 7 October.
The special Bench of HC judges declared its order stating that the tainted former CM will have to stay in Bangalore's Parappana Agrahara Central Prison until Monday and her plea for bail and her challenge against court's conviction will be heard on next Tuesday.
The former CM's lawyer Ram Jethmalani filed a memo demanding immediate hearing of her bail plea and petition filed against her conviction in the disproportionate assets case. After he insisted on early hearing, Chief Justice of Karnataka DH Waghela approved their request and scheduled Jayalalithaa's hearing on Wednesday.
In his plea, Jethmalani had claimed that Jayalalithaa's four-year jail term "was causing law and order problems" in Tamil Nadu and she was also facing some health issues, Zee News reported.
Her bail plea has been postponed twice, and this has caused tempers to rise among Tamil Nadu lawyers, who claim that Karnataka High court conspired to prevent her from seeking bail. They have reportedly sought help of the Chief Justice of India HL Dattu and asked him to intervene and grant her an early hearing, India Today reported.
Earlier, a vacation Bench was scheduled to hear her plea on Tuesday; however, it was postponed to 6 October as the prosecutor was not given an official notification on the same.
Special public prosecutor Bhavani Singh had told the judge that he did not receive a formal notification on his appointment as the prosecutor for appeal. This had raised questions in the minds of Tamil Nadu Lawyers who had alleged it to be conspiracy against the AIADMK supremo.
Karnataka High Court Special Judge John Michael D'Cunha had declared Jayalalithaa guilty in a disproportionate assets case, under Prevention of Corruption Act. The court has imposed a four-year jail term and ₹100 crore penalty on the AIADMK leader.