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Submit report on Jaya security

Bangalore: A special court trying the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today directed Karnataka police to submit on October 17 its final report about security arrangements being made for her appearance before it on October 20. Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya placed before the court the correspondence the state police was having regularly with the High Court regarding security which was handed over to him by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Division) G Ramesh who was present in the court.

"Though the state government is in constant touch with the High Court and has agreed to make all the requisite security arrangements in this regard, it is yet to arrive at a decision about the venue of the trial, which has to be taken in concurrence with the High Court", Acharya, who is also the Advocate General, submitted. He further sought time till October 17 for the state police authority to submit its final report.

The disproportionate case against Jayalalithaa relates to the alleged accumulation of assets worth over Rs 66 crore by her between 1991 and 1996. She has alleged that the cases were foisted against her by the previous DMK government for political reasons. The case had been transferred to Karnataka to ensure a fair and free trial.

The Supreme Court had on September 12 asked Jayalalithaa to appear personally on October 20 before the trial court in Karnataka in connection with the case.

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