The Justice Arumughaswamy Fee, constituted to probe the circumstances surrounding late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s demise, submitted its report back to the state authorities on Saturday. Justice Arumughaswamy, who later spoke to reporters, mentioned the 500-odd pages report in English and round 600 pages in Tamil was ready after listening to about 150 witnesses.
“Solely the federal government can resolve on publishing the report,” he mentioned, including, all involved elements have been talked about within the report and mentioned it was a “satisfying” outing for him. Many felt the fee “labored like a courtroom,” he added.
Among the many witnesses who’ve deposed earlier than the fee contains AIADMK high chief O Panneerselvam, Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa and nephew Deepak, docs, high officers and AIADMK’s C Vijayabaskar (former well being minister), M Thambi Durai, C Ponnaiyan and Manoj Pandian. Deepa and Deepak had raised doubts over circumstances surrounding their aunt’s demise. V Okay Sasikala, confidante of the late Chief Minister had filed an affidavit via her counsel in 2018.
The Arumughaswamy Fee of Inquiry, constituted by the earlier AIADMK authorities, commenced it’s listening to on November 22, 2017. Justice Arumughaswamy is a retired decide of the Madras Excessive Courtroom. Sasikala’s affidavit was associated to, amongst different factors, the circumstances resulting in Jayalalithaa’s hospitalisation. The late CM was admitted in Apollo Hospitals for 75 days earlier than her demise on December 5, 2016.
In the course of the current proceedings, docs from the Apollo Hospitals briefed via video-conferencing a medical board of AIIMS-Delhi specialists on the remedy offered to Jayalalithaa. The AIIMS panel took half within the proceedings just about to assist the Fee deal with medical elements as per the Supreme Courtroom’s path.