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Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Former AIADMK leader V K and her relative V Bhaskaran on Friday moved the Madras High Court, seeking quashing of an order of the Appellate Tribunal, whereby it dismissed their appeal in FERA cases on the grounds of delay.

A division bench of justices M M Sundresh and C Saravanan issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate, returnable within two weeks, on the pleas by and Bhaskaran who sought that their cases be restored with the Tribunal.

The notice was accepted by of the Hema Babu.

The had initiated prosecution proceedings against and her relative V Bhaskaran in the case relating to import of transponders to the now defunct JJ TV in which the court had slapped a Rs 18 crore penalty on them for allegedly violating foreign exchange rules.

They challenged it before Appelate Tribunal in Delhi, which dismissed the petitions on the grounds that the appeal was not filed in time.

Sasikala and Bhaskaran then moved the Madras by filing civil miscellaneous appeals.

Sasikala, who was former Jayalalithaa's close aide, is serving a four-year prison term at in since February 2017 after the upheld her conviction in a disproportionate assets case.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 20:25 IST