SC rejects Sasikala Pushpa's petition for CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Earlier, Pushpa moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe or a judicial investigation by an apex court judge into the death of J Jayalalithaa.

SC rejects Sasikala Pushpa

Days after High Court expressed personal doubts over Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's death, Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa seeking a CBI enquiry into late Jayalalithaa's death.

The bench headed by Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, also comprising Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, dismissed the petition filed by Pushpa after not finding any merit in it.


Last month, Pushpa moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe or a judicial investigation by an apex court judge into the death of J Jayalalithaa.

Pushpa's petition alleged that Jayalalithaa's death was "suspicious" as her actual medical condition was not disclosed, no one was allowed to visit her, her funeral photographs showed embalming marks and everything from her hospitalisation to her death "was kept under wraps".

The petition seeked directions to the Centre, the Tamil Nadu government and Apollo Hospital, where Jayalalithaa was hospitalised, to disclose details of her health report and treatment in a sealed cover to the apex court.

Earlier, a Chennai-based NGO Telugu Yuva Sakshi filed a Public interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court for a CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death and recovery of all medical documents. Also, the Madras high court on Monday rejected Sasikala Pushpa seeking to restrain the party from unlawfully and arbitrarily appointing V.K. Sasikala, a close aide of the former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, as general secretary of the party.