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Retired judge to head probe into Jayalalithaa’s death

The Tamil Nadu Government on Monday appointed former Madras High Court judge, Justice A. Arumughaswamy, to probe the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

The State government said a government order (GO) has been issued in this regard.

“To conduct inquiry and submit a report on the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, an inquiry commission headed by retired high court judge, Justice A Arumughaswamy, has been constituted,” the official statement said.

After nearly 8 months, EPS and OPS faction agreed for a merger after CM EPS promised a judicial probe into Jayalalithaa’s murder on August 17.

A month later, the State government has announced that A Arumugam, a retired judge will head the panel.

Earlier MK Stalin had demanded a delay for a CBI probe into Jayalalithaa’s death after the minister Dindigul Srinivasan’s open apology claiming that he and certain other leaders were made to lie about her health.

On the other hand TTV claimed that he and Sasikala’s family are not afraid of any probe.

TTV had also stated that he has video evidence of Jayalalithaa being treated in the hospital and would happily produce it as evidence when he faces investigation.

Although, a judicial probe has been initiated by the state government, but as expected no time frame has been set to finish the probe which raises questions on its effectiveness.



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