Jayalalithaa's death: Sasikala seeks testimonies given to probe panel against her
(5 months ago)
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 06 : Jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader V.K. Sasikala has requested Justice A. Arumughaswamy inquiry commission, which is probing the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, to provide her with the copies of testimonies given by various witnesses against her.
Sasikala, who has been jailed in a multi-crore disproportionate assets case, filed an affidavit through her lawyer Raja Sendru Pandiyan in this regard on Friday.
In the affidavit, she, reportedly, has also sought copies of documents submitted as evidence against her.
Earlier on December 22, Jayalalithaa's death probe commission had summoned Sasikala and Apollo Hospitals Founder-Chairman Pratap Reddy in this matter.
Jayalalithaa, popularly known as 'Amma', was taken to Chennai's Apollo hospital on September 22 last year and treated in the hospital for 75 days before she breathed her last on December 5.
Following her death, allegations of foul play began to do the rounds and state forest minister Dindigul Sreenivasan even claimed that all cabinet ministers had lied to the people about hospitalisation and death of the former AIADMK general secretary.
Subsequently, a one-man commission was constituted and a probe under a retired Madras High Court judge, Justice Arumugasamy, was initiated on October 30.
The commission, whose constitution was challenged in the Supreme Court through a plea, which the apex court later rejected, is likely to submit its findings in the first quarter of this year.