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Jayalalithaa death case: Apollo Hospital submits treatment record of ex-TN CM to inquiry commission

Packed in two suitcases, the Apollo Hospital today handed over the treatment record of Jayalalithaa to the one-member inquiry commission.

Jayalalithaa death case: Apollo Hospital submits treatment record of ex-TN CM to inquiry commission

Chennai: The Apollo Hospital, where former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was treated for nearly 75 days before her death on December 5, 2016, on Friday submitted documents pertaining to her treatment to an inquiry commission set up by the state government to investigate the matter.

According to ANI, the top management of the Apollo Hospital handed over the treatment record of Jayalalithaa, packed in two suitcases, to the one-member commission.

Earlier Justice A Arumugasamy, who is conducting the inquiry, had asked Dr Prathap Reddy, Chairman, and Ms Preetha Reddy, executive vice-chairperson, Apollo Hospitals, to provide all related documents and information regarding Jayalalithaa's treatment within 10 days.

The commission had also ordered jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala's advocate Raja Senthurapandian to appear before it on January 22.

On January 6, Sasikala had sought the copies of testimonies given by various witnesses against her in connection with Jayalalithaa's death. 

Sasikala, who has been jailed in a multi-crore disproportionate assets case, had filed an affidavit through her lawyer Raja Senthurapandian in this regard.

Earlier on December 22, the commission had summoned Sasikala and Apollo Hospital founder-Chairman Pratap Reddy in this matter.

Jayalalithaa, popularly known as 'Amma', was taken to Chennai's Apollo hospital on September 22, 2016, 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 later claimed that all cabinet ministers had lied to the people about hospitalisation and death of the former chief minister Jayalalithaa.

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. 

(With ANI inputs)