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SC stays inquiry commission proceedings into Jayalalithaa’s death

Prime News, National, New Delhi, April 26:- The Supreme Court has issued a stay on all the proceedings of the Arumughaswamy Commission, which is probing the death of Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi was hearing the appeal of Apollo Hospitals against the April 4 order of the Madras High Court.

The stay was ordered on Friday on a petition filed by the Apollo Hospitals challenging the order of the Madras High Court dismissing the hospital’s plea to stay the proceedings. The bench ordered a stay within minutes of starting the proceedings, despite the counsel for the commission arguing that 90 percent of the inquiry has been completed.

Apollo Hospitals had filed a petition in the Supreme Court after the Madras High Court refused to stay the inquiry conducted by Arumughaswamy Commission. The hospital wanted the commission to constitute a 21-member expert medical committee to look into the medical aspects of the treatment provided to the former chief minister J Jayalalithaa and alleged that the commission did not have the expertise to make sense of the medical records, decisions and the nature of the treatment provided to Jayalalithaa. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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