New Delhi. Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha was on Tuesday (21 February 2012) issued notice by the Supreme Court on a CBI appeal challenging the Madras high court verdict.
The Madras high court had quashed the proceedings against Jayalalitha on her plea that that there was an inordinate delay in the investigation and trial. The case against her was for allegedly receiving illegal remittance of $ 300,000 in 1992.
While issuing notice to the Tamil Nadu CM, a bench of justices Altmas Kabir and SS Nijjar, refrained from staying the judgement of the Madras high court,
The CBI, in its appeal, stated that although the alleged offence took place in 1992, it came to the IT department’s notice only in 1996. It further argued that the investigation process took considerable time as it had to conducted in the US, UK and UAE.