Jayalalithaa death investigation put on hold by court

Jayalalithaa death investigation put on hold by court

The Supreme Court stayed the proceedings of an inquiry commission set up to probe the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospitals in 2016. Jayalalithaa spent her final weeks at the Chennai's Apollo Hospitals and it has challenged the summons to its doctors and the demand for the hospital records. The Apollo hospital wanted the investigation to be put on hold. The Supreme Court bench was headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

The Tamil Nadu government stated that 90 per cent of the investigation has been completed. On April 4, the Madras HC rejected the hospital's objection against the ongoing probe into the death of Jayalalithaa at the hospital. Apollo hospitals today argued that the commission even wanted the records of former Chief Minister and MGR's treatment in the US.

The hospital claimed that investigation into the correctness of the medical treatment of a political leader is being investigated for the first time in India. Also, claimed that doctors and hospital staff are repeatedly harassed by the commission.

The opposition DMK, suspecting the mystery behind the death of Jayalalithaa, had demanded that the matter be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Nearly after 75 days, Jayalalithaa died on December 5, 2016, after being treated at Chennai's Apollo Hospital.

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