SC Rejects Sasikala Pushpa’s Plea for Investigation on Jayalalithaa’s DeathJanuary 05, 2017 16:11
The Supreme Court has rejected the plea, including that of Rajya Sabha MP and expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala Pushpa on Thursday . The plea seeks a CBI probe or a judicial investigation by an apex court judge into the death of J Jayalalithaa.
A bench of Justices P C Ghose and R F Nariman said that "a similar petition is pending before the Madras High Court."
“We are not inclined to entertain the matter as a similar one is already pending before the Madras High Court. The petitions are dismissed,” the bench said. The apex court, besides Pushpa’s plea, also rejected a writ petition of an NGO on similar lines.
Pushpa had moved to the Supreme Court on December 18, 2016. She alleged that former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s death was “suspicious”. She added that hospital did not disclose the actual medical condition. Even the doctors did not allow anyone to visit her. During her funeral photographs showed embalming marks. Even her death “was kept under wraps”.
She asked the Tamil Nadu government and Apollo Hospital, to disclose details of the CMs health report and treatment in a sealed cover to the apex court.
BY M. DIVYA SRI