Madras High Court gives nod to file plea against one-man commission probing Jayalalithaa's death

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday gave the nod for filing an objection plea against the one-man commission of inquiry formed to probe then Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's death.

When senior advocate KM Vijayan made an appeal to cancel the commission headed by a former high court judge, Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar asked him to file a proper petition. It would be taken up for hearing on Wednesday.

File image of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa . PTI

File image of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. PTI

Vijayan, who represented on behalf of the petitioner and an AIADMK worker, said the commission should be constituted only after passing a unanimous resolution in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

"Setting up such commission is totally illegal", he told the court. He said the commission should be headed by a retired Supreme Court judge.

The Tamil Nadu government on 25 September set up the commission to investigate Jayalalithaa's death in December and sought a report in three months.

Updated Date: Oct 03, 2017 20:09 PM

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