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Jayalalithaa’s death: Petition filed in SC seeking probe

New Delhi: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to probe the death of Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, contending that the circumstances leading to her demise were surrounded by mystery.

The petition filed by Tamilnadu Telugu Yuva Sakthi claimed that doubts have been raised over the circumstances of AIADMK leader’s death and her medical reports needed to be examined by experts.

The plea said the secrecy maintained with regard to her treatment and death is “very suspicious” and raised serious questions among all sections.

It sought a direction to the government to “investigate the allegations raised by the relatives, opposition party, eminent person on mysterious death of Jayalalithaa” who died on the night of December 5.

The petition also sought court’s direction to authorities concerned to disclose the health report and details of the treatment given to Jayalalithaa.

It said during her hospitalization, several decisions were taken by the government which may have serious consequences on governance, public at large and on exchequer.

The petition sought direction to the Centre, Tamil Nadu government and Apollo Hospitals to disclose the health report and treatment details and submit it to the apex court in sealed cover.

The plea also sought direction to protect the properties of Jayalalithaa across the country till the apex court decides the petition and delivers judgment in the disproportionate assets case against her.