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Plea in Madras High Court to find cause of Jayalalithaa death

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | P ARUL
Published Sep 24, 2017, 6:09 am IST
Updated Sep 24, 2017, 6:09 am IST
Madras high Court
 Madras high Court

Chennai: A petition has been filed in Madras high court seeking a direction to appoint the Judicial Commission headed by a retired high court judge to find out the real cause of death of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa as announced by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami last month. The petitioner has also sought an interim injunction to the party leaders not to blame other rival groups for the cause of her death.

In the petition, P. Muruganandham, Kodavasal taluk, Tiruvarur district, claims to be an AIADMK cadre, submitted a large number of party cadres seek the constitution of a judicial probe to bring out the truth behind the sudden demise of Jaya and to clear air of suspicion surrounding the demise. On August 27, 2017, he sent a representation to the chief secretary and home secretary, the state government requesting them to constitute the enquiry commission soon.

Soon after her death, people were made to believe that Amma's death was due to natural causes. After the resignation of O. Panneerselvam from the post as CM, charges and countercharges were levelled against each other faction leaders over the issue for the past nine months.

In order to get the support of O. Panneerselvam and his group, the Chief Minister yielded to their prime demand and on August 17 announced that an inquiry commission headed by a retired high court judge would be set up to conduct a probe into the death of former Chief Minister. However, no such commission was formed so far, he stated.

Ministers Dindigul C. Sreenivasan and Vellamandi N. Natarajan should be prevented from speaking and issuing the press statement about the demise of the mysterious death of Jayalalithaa. He sought the court to grant an interim injunction restraining all the ministers from issuing any public statement pertaining to her untimely death as it would affect directly or indirectly in the functioning of the proposed judicial commission.

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