On Tuesday, the Supreme Court denied interfering with the 2011 order of the Madras High Court quashing a case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and two others for receiving an unaccounted gift of over Rs. 2 crores.
Jayalalithaa, former minister Azhagu Thirunavukkarasu and K A Sengottaiyan three were accused in the case while the first two have died and the last one is the minister for school education in the present AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu.
For the reason that two of the three accused in the case have died and the high court had observed that there was a delay in filing the case, there is no point in interfering with the 2011order, said a bench headed by Justice R Banumathi.
After the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had challenged the 2011 order of the Madras High Court, the top court had issued a notice to Jayalalithaa and others in 2012. The agency claimed that the high court had not considered various aspects in accordance with the law.