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Justice Arunmugaswamy begins probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Jayalalithaa died on December 5 last year after 75 days of treatment at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

Justice Arunmugaswamy begins probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Justice A Arumughaswamy, appointed by the government to inquire into the circumstances leading to the of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, assumed charge on Friday. On September 25, 2017, the state government issued an order appointing retired judge as a single member of the Commission of Inquiry "to inquire into the circumstances and situation leading to the of the late Chief Minister on September 22, 2016 and subsequent provided till her unfortunate demise on December 5, 2016". Founder and Chairman Prathap C Reddy on Wednesday told reporters that the welcome the Judicial Commission while also stating that had been given all the possible The senior officials from the told reporters that it has submitted the documents to the government. A notification calling for information on the agenda of the one-man inquiry commission will be followed after the retired judge assumed office. The opposition parties have raised several questions related to the and the alleged issues in disseminating information related to her deteriorating health. Opposition leader and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Working President on Thursday sought a CBI investigation on the matter. Earlier reports quoting Jayalithaa's Patient Care Report in said that she was suffering from high fever, pneumonia, thyroid and high blood pressure, apart from high sugar level. Reports said that she was breathless and drowsy and the oxygen level in her body was 45 per cent instead of 100 per cent. The document, displayed on some television channels, has no reference to any injury on her body during Last month, State Co-operation Minister Sellur K Raju said that all the ministers had visited Jayalalitaa in the during her Contrary to government's statement, C Sreenivasan, said that no ministers were allowed to meet in the while also stating that he had lied earlier about meeting her. Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar said that the ministers might have spoken from their personal experience and the matter is before the inquiry commission now.

He added that he will share the information with the Commission, during their inquiry. Another minister, O S Manian, said that he was briefed by the and management on the health condition of when she was admitted in the

First Published: Fri, October 27 2017. 16:47 IST