Retired Madras High Court judge, Justice Arumughasamy to head commission of inquiry probing J Jayalalitha's death

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 September 2017, 06:09 PM
Former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha
Former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha

Retired Madras High Court judge, Justice Arumughasamy has been appointed by the Tamil Nadu government to investigate the death of former Chief Minister (CM) of the state Jayalalithaa's death. 

Justice A. Arumughaswamy will be heading the commission of inquiry said a release by the Directorate of Information and Public Relations. 

On heavy public demand Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami had announced on August 17 that the state would set up an inquiry to probe the death of J Jayalalitha.  

Justice Arumughasamy was promoted as High Court Judge on February 17, 2010 and retired on April 27, 2014. 

Nephew of V.K. Sasikala and AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran has announced on Monday that he is ready to share the video of Jayalalithaa in the Apollo Hospital with any investigating agency. 

Dhinakaran said that since Jayalalithaa was wearing a nightie during tha time, so he did not share the videos so far. The video clippings were taken by VK Sasikala with her mobile phone. 

“Amma (Jayalalithaa) had lost a lot of weight... it was a video shot by my aunt (Sasikala) herself. You all know none would have seen Amma in a nightie, not any functionary. Even when late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi visited Amma following her accident in 1989, she was fully attired, she always maintained that dignity,” Mr. Dhinakaran said to The Hindu. 

Hitting out at O Panneerselvam and Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Dhinakaran said that, it is an alliance of convenience and that Panneerselvam's war against his aunt Sasikala was till the time he got the post of deputy CM. 

First Published: Monday, September 25, 2017 05:15 PM
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