TN Govt Appoints Arumugasamy to Probe Jayalalithaa’s Death

Supporters of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa pay tribute at the memorial where she was laid to rest in Chennai on Wednesday. Photo. C Suresh Kumar

Vastavam web: The Tamil Nadu government has appointed retired Madras High Court judge Justice A Arumugasamy to probe the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
The appointment of the commission of inquiry comes after a series of flip-flops by ministers in the state government and the rival camps of AIADMK on the conditions leading up to Amma’s death. Jayalalithaa had died of a heart attack on December 5 last year after a prolonged treatment for infection and other complications.

Chief Minister EK Palaniswami had announced on August 17 that a judicial probe would be set up but had not disclosed the name of the judge. The probe was one of the key conditions for the merger of the two rival factions of the AIADMK led by the CM and Jaya loyalist O Panneerselvam.