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14 Jul 2018

Apollo Hospital room where Jayalalithaa was admitted to be inspected

Jaya panel lawyers to inspect Apollo Hospital's room

The room at Chennai's Apollo Hospitals where late AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa was hospitalized in Dec'16 will be inspected on July 29 by the counsel representing the one-man panel probing her death and those from the side of her aide VK Sasikala.

Allowing an application from two lawyers representing the panel, seeking to visit the hospital, Justice Arumughaswamy, allowed them to inspect the room.

In context

Jaya panel lawyers to inspect Apollo Hospital's room
Emergency and ICCU units also will be inspected

Details

Emergency and ICCU units also will be inspected

The move assumes significance since a video clip showing Jayalalithaa from her hospital bed was leaked last December.

Besides the room, the Emergency, ICCU units, and the floors where government officers, ministers, and Sasikala accessed the hospital premises are among the spots that will be inspected.

The inspection is aimed at understanding the circumstances and correlate it with evidence furnished to the commission.

Inquiry

Inquiry was constituted by the Tamil Nadu government last year

The Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry was constituted by the Tamil Nadu government last year following suspicions raised by several quarters on her death.

The panel's terms of reference were to inquire into the circumstances and situation leading to the hospitalization of Jayalalithaa on September 22, 2016, and treatment provided till her death on December 5 the same year.

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