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HC dismisses a PIL to declare Jayalalithaa’s death as suspicious!


(G.N.S) Dt. 22
The Madras high court on Monday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to declare the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa as suspicious.
“When the state government has already appointed a one man commission to find out the causes of the death, this court cannot entertain such pleas,” a Justice M V Muralidharan said while dismissing the plea moved by advocate A K Velan.
Pointing out that when none of the relatives of the former chief minister had approached the court seeking such relief, the judge said many public interest litigations had been filed in the issue, which the court had refused to entertain. The court asked the petitioner to approach the one man commission for any relief within two weeks.
According to the petitioner, Jayalalithaa had been hospitalised for 74 days till she was declared dead on December 5, 2016. Claiming that not a single information about her health and treatment provided had been made public, he alleged that even the then governor of Tamil Nadu was not allowed to meet her in the hospital.
Claiming that such circumstances had raised suspicion over the causes of her death, the petitioner wanted the court to direct police to register it as suspicious death and conduct a probe into its causes.

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