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Chennai-based NGO files PIL over J Jayalalithaa's death, alleges poisoning

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 December 2016, 13:09 IST

A Chennai-based NGO, Telugu Yuva Sakshi on 14 December filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court for a CBI probe into the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and the recovery of all medical documents.

The Petitioner has alleged that suspicious poisoning was the cause of her death, adding that all her wealth transactions should be stopped till the conclusion of the case.

The petition was mentioned by the NGO, in the division bench of the Apex Court headed by Chief Justice of India Tirath Singh Thakur.

When J Jayalalithaa was was undergoing treatment in Chennai's Apollo Hospital, expelled AIADMK Member of Parliament Sasikala Pushpa said people wanted to know whether she was alive or not. Alleging foul play, she had said, "I suspect there might be some foul play... Nobody has visited her for the last two months. So what is going on there? There seems to be some secret there."

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Jayalalithaa's relatives conducted her last rites again at Paschima Vahini on the banks of Cauvery River in the holy town of Srirangapatna.

They expressed apprehension that her soul would not attain 'moksha' (emancipation from the cycle of death and birth) as she was buried instead of being cremated as per strict Hindu customs.

--ANI

First published: 14 December 2016, 13:09 IST
 
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