Chennai: DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Saturday wondered as to the urgency shown by the apex court in the disproportionate assets case against AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa.
In a statement issued here, Karunanidhi said the two-member bench of the Supreme Court gave a split verdict on April 15 in the case challenging the appointment of G. Bhavani Singh as special public prosecutor in the hearing of the appeal by Jayalalithaa at the Karnataka High Court.
The case was filed by DMK leader K. Anbazhagan.
The two judges decided to refer the matter to a three-member bench of the apex court.
"But the very next day, that is, on April 16 the three-member bench would hear the case on April 21. When such urgency is not shown in the cases referred to a larger bench in the apex court, what is the reason for showing such an urgency in this case," Karunanidhi wondered.
He said: "Not only must Justice be done; it must also be seem to be done."