Chennai, Apr 3 IBNS | 8 months ago

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday skipped appearing in a Chennai court in connection with an income tax case.

Instead, she filed a petition seeking exemption from personal appearance in the case.

On Mar 20, the court directed Jayalalithaa and her close aide Sasikala Natarajan to appear before it on Apr 3 in connection with the case.

In January, the Supreme Court had said Jayalalithaa will face trial in a lower court for not filing Income Tax (I-T) returns between 1991 and 1994.

However, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo said she did not file the I-T returns as she had no income to show in those three years.

The I-T department had filed the case against her in the apex court.

The Supreme Court ordered the lower court to finish Jayalalithaa's trial within four months.

(Posted on 03-04-2014)

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