TN govt constitutes inquiry commission to probe Jaya's death

First Published 25, Sep 2017, 5:32 PM IST
TN govt constitutes inquiry commission to probe Jayalalithaa death
Highlights
  • The Tamil Nadu government constituted today an inquiry commission headed by a retired high court judge to probe the death of then Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa nearly 10 months ago.
  • A government order has been issued for this purpose, it said. 
  • On August 17, Chief Minister K Palaniswami had announced that a commission of inquiry would go into the death of Jayalalithaa. 

The Tamil Nadu government constituted today an inquiry commission headed by a retired high court judge to probe the death of then Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa nearly 10 months ago. "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 Arumugasamy, has been constituted," according to an official release here.

A government order has been issued for this purpose, it said.  On August 17, Chief Minister K Palaniswami had announced that a commission of inquiry would go into the death of Jayalalithaa. The 68-year-old AIADMK supremo died following a cardiac arrest on December 5 after being in hospital for 75 days.

A probe into Jayalalithaa's death was one of the demands made by then rebel leader and now Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam for the formal merger of his faction with that of Palaniswami.

The two factions had merged on August 21

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