Supreme Court stays inquiry commission proceedings into Jayalalithaa death, serves notice to Tamil Nadu government
The Supreme Court on April 26 stayed the entire proceedings of Justice (retd.) A. Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry into the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on a plea by Apollo Hospitals that the panel is functioning in a way “replete with bias”.
Instead of conducting an impartial inquiry, the Commission has converted itself into an adversary, Apollo Hospitals told a Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
The Bench acknowledged submissions made by senior advocate Aryama Sundaram and advocate Rohini Musa, for the hospital, that the proceedings before the inquiry panel is causing “grave prejudice” to the hospital’s reputation.