Social activist “Traffic” Ramaswamy has filed a Special Leave Petition before Supreme Court where he has challenged the order of Karnataka High Court which acquitted AIADMK head J Jayalalitha who is also an ex-chief minister of Tamil Nadu and her other relatives in a corruption case. The people acquitted in corruption charges by Justice CR Kumaraswamy along with Jayalalitha were her friend N Sasikalaa, VN Sudhagaran, and J Elavarasi.
Ramaswamy said that he had appealed to Supreme Court as no person like Subramanian Swamy who brought out criminal proceedings against them or K Anbazhagan of DMK who requested for the transfer of the case to Karnataka and Prosecutor of Government of Karnataka have not tried to appeal to the apex court. He further stated that since all the three are busy with political responsibility and he had to take the initiative to appeal to the apex court and do his share of duty on this matter. Ramaswamy said that he had obtained the documents that were necessary for filing the SPL along with Judgment and other record copy which was obtained by him and had filed it in the registry of Supreme Court. He also said that Karnataka government has not acted in responsible manner and is not announcing publicly regarding it filing for an appeal about the said judgment. He said that there were nearly 3 rulings that is favouring his appeal proceedings and so he would study the same and take the matter in a normal course.
DMK has also stated that Karnataka government should appeal against the AIADMK chief’s acquittal in corruption case and thus pressurising Congress Government. M Karunanidhi chief of the party had told that it was the duty of the government to uphold the justice and so the government should appeal to the apex court on this order. Opposition parties have also said that there was some foul play that has happened in this case where Ms Jayalalithaa was acquitted in corruption case and so the government of Karnataka should appeal in this matter to the Supreme Court. PMK Chief Ramadoss also said that the loopholes in this has shook the verdict’s base and so the Government of Karnataka should appeal and get a stay on High Court order.
by Sushma Javare.