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AIADMK demands President, PM Modi's intervention over CBI probe into Amma's death

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The party has sought President and Prime Minister Modi's intervention into the death of former chief minister J. Jayalalitha and also requested a judicial probe by the (CBI).

A group of MPs along with party leader Maithreyan yesterday the President and submitted a memorandum regarding the same.

Seeking a judicial probe by the CBI, the party also sent a request to the Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan by the Union Home Ministry.

The request further states that suitable actions must be initiated and appropriate steps must be taken in this regard.

The party leaders also requested the Prime Minister to take cognisance of the matter.

Earlier, former chief minister O. Panneerselvam had gone on a hunger strike along with his followers, demanding a probe into Jayalalithaa's death.

Jayalalithaa, popularly addressed as "Amma" by her supporters and party cadres, died from a cardiac arrest on December 5, 2016 at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai after a prolonged illness.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 10:02 IST