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Arumugasamy Commission report on Jayalalithaa's death submitted to CM

Arumugasamy Commission report on Jayalalithaa's death submitted to CM

Arugmugasamy commission that probed the death of the former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has submitted its 600-page inquiry report to Chief Minister  MK Stalin on today. The report was submitted both in English and Tamil.


The former Chief Minister and AIADMK stardom Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai for treatment after she fainted on September 22, 2016. Undergoing treatment for almost 75 days, she died at the hospital on December 5. 


Following the suspicions in her death, former chief minister and AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam demanded the government to form a commission to probe her death and subsequently the then chief minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami had formed a commission with retired Judge Arumugasamy on September 25, 2017.


The commission started its inquiry on November 22, 2017. It inquired as many as 158 people Panneerselvam, former AIADMK ministers, friends and relatives of Jayalalithaa and  her close aide Sasikala, security guards of Jayalalithaa, workers at her Poes garden house in Chennai, Apollo hospital staff and several IAS and IPS officials.


Meanwhile, the Supreme Court had issued an interim stay to continue the inquiry following a petition filed by Apollo hospital on April 26, 2019. 


The hospital demanded that the inquiry should be done by a health expert team.Due to several delays, the state government had given the commission additional time to complete its inquiry. The commission conducted the inquiry in three phases and a doctors’ team from AIIMs hospital had submitted its report to the commission recently.

 As the time stipulated by the government has ended on August 24, the commission has submitted the report to the Chief Minister on Saturday almost five years after it started its inquiry.


The government has decided to discuss the report during the assembly sessions that are scheduled to take place on Monday. Based on the discussion, the next course of action would be decided

''Inquiry to probe into the death of Jayalalithaa was not delayed'' says Arumugasamy

 
The head of the commission formed to probe into the death of the former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, Arumugasamy said that the inquiry was not delayed.


The former chief minister and AIADMK stardom Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai for treatment after she fainted on September 22, 2016. Undergoing treatment for almost 75 days, she died at the hospital on December 5. 


Following the suspicions in her death, former chief minister and AIADMK coordinator 
O Panneerselvam demanded the government to form a commission to probe her death and subsequently the then chief minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami had formed a commission with retired Judge Arumugasamy on September 25, 2017.


The commission started its inquiry on November 22, 2017.
Speaking to reporters after submitting the report to Chief Minister, the retired judge said that they have inquired as many as 154 people Panneerselvam, former AIADMK ministers, friends and relatives of Jayalalithaa and her close aide Sasikala, security guards of Jayalalithaa, workers at her Poes garden house in Chennai, Apollo hospital staff and several IAS and IPS officials.


“We have conducted a detailed inquiry with everyone. Both Sasikala and Apollo hospital management had extended their full cooperation. Since Sasikala said she cannot appear in person for inquiry, we have received her statement through post.

 AIMS hospital has submitted six reports. The first report was submitted almost three months after the demise of Jayalalithaa,” he said.


He said, “As there is no suspicion when she was taken from her house to the hospital, we have not conducted any inquiry at her house in Poes Garden. 


This apart, we have inquired in all other aspects. I have mentioned only witnesses’ 
statements in the report. I have not included any of my personal opinions in the report.”