The Karnataka government on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court against the state high court’s decision to acquit Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.
Besides seeking to set aside the HC order, the state government also pleaded that the disqualification of the AIADMK chief be restored.
The petition alleged that the HC erred in computing the disproportionate assets of the AIADMK leader. “ A serious totalling mistake has resulted in acquittal instead of an order confirming the conviction, apart from many other serious infirmities in the order including ignoring even the admitted figures given by the accused themselves,” the state government stated.
“The judge committed a grave mistake in totalling the ten items of loan by arriving at a figure of Rs 24.17 crore when, actually on proper totalling, the same ought to be Rs 10.67 crore, resulting in erroneous decision that disproportionate assets is only to the extent of 8.12% of the income when actually it works out to 76.7%, the disproportionate assets being Rs 16.32 crore and the income as found being Rs 21.26 crore,” the state government stated in its appeal.
It also alleged that it was not given ample opportunity to put forth its case before the high court.