SC stays Arumugasamy probe commission's proceedings into Jaya's death

The Supreme Court today stayed the proceedings of an inquiry commission set up to probe the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospital in Chennai in 2016. The order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi while hearing the appeal of Apollo Hospitals against the April 4 order of the Madras High Court rejecting its objection against the ongoing inquiry into the death of the AIADMK leader at the hospital.

In September 2016, Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital. She died in December that year. Her death stirred a huge controversy following which the Tamil Nadu government formed the panel led by retired judge, Justice Arumugasamy. The Commission was set up to look into the circumstances leading to the death of Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016 at Apollo Hospitals.