Jayalalithaa's demise: Madras HC adjourns hearing to 10 October, rejects plea to register case of suspicious death

Chennai: The Madras High Court Thursday adjourned until 10 October the hearing on a petition filed against a lower court order, rejecting the plea to register a case of suspicious death in connection with the demise of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

When the revision petition by AK Velan came up before Justice S Vimala, the government counsel submitted that a similar plea had earlier been dismissed by the high court.

File image of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa . PTI

File image of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa . PTI

The judge recorded the submission and directed the government counsel to furnish a copy of the order on the matter and adjourned the hearing until 10 October.

In his petition filed before the 14th Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Egmore, Chennai, the petitioner had sought a direction to the Thousand Lights police station to register a case of suspicious death in connection with Jayalalithaa's demise.

However, the petition was rejected by the lower court on 27 June, following which the petitioner moved the high court. He said Jayalalithaa was under medical treatment at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, for 74 days and she was suddenly declared dead on 5 December, 2016.

The petitioner alleged that secrecy was maintained with regard to the treatment provided to her by the hospital.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals here for fever and dehydration on 22 September, 2016.

After a prolonged treatment, she died on 5 December following a cardiac arrest.

Doubts have been raised over the events leading to Jayalalithaa's hospitalisation and her death by various quarters with opposition parties, including the DMK, demanding a CBI probe.


Published Date: Oct 05, 2017 06:42 pm | Updated Date: Oct 05, 2017 06:42 pm


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