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HC refuses to stay Arumughaswamy Commission probe into Jaya's death

HC refuses to stay Arumughaswamy Commission probe into Jaya's death

Chennai, Feb 11 (UNI) The Madras High Court on Monday refused to

stay the probe by Justice (retd) A Arumughaswamy commission on the

medical treatment given to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Apollo

Hospitals.

On a petition filed by the Apollo Hospitals seeking to quash the two

Government Orders (GOs), constituing the Commission of Inquiry

and the terms of reference, a Division Bench of Justices R Subbiah

and Krishnan Ramaswamy Court directed the State government and

the Commission to file their counter by Friday.

The Terms of Reference of the Commission was to look into the

circumstances and situation leading to the hospitalisation of

Ms Jayalalithaa on September 22, 2016 and the subsequent

treatment provided till her unfortunate death on December five,

2016.

The Bench, while refusing to stay the probe, said a decision on

passing interim orders would be taken only after filing of the

counter-affidavits by the State government and Arumughaswamy

Commission.

Advocate General Vijay Narayan contended that the Commission

was authorised to inquire into medical aspects too, which was

opposed by the Hospital.

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