New Delhi: Madras High Court on Thursday takes a dig at the state government for not following proper formalities before performing the last rite of Ex-chief Minister of Tamilnadu Jayalalitha. The Court even went one step ahead and issued the notice to Centre and state government asking them to Why this Court doesn’t have rights to give the order to exhume the body of Jayalalithaa.
The vacation bench of Madaras High Court takes this tough stand on the plea of AIADMK’s one party worker, PA Joseph, who raised the issue of conspiracy behind the death of Jayalalithaa. “I along with other party workers was reading newspapers, suggesting that the chief minister was recovering from her illness. They were saying Amma was well eating and recuperating from the diseases and suddenly we got the news of her death.” the petitioner said adding that there is a deep-rooted conspiracy behind amma’s death.
The bench of Justice S Vaidyanathan and Justice Parthiban said even they have some doubt about the death of Jayalalithaa. The Court Showed its unhappiness with the kind of secrecy maintained by the people who were around the Jayalalithaa.
The Bench also asked why the division revenue officer did not see the body of Jayalalithaa and medical examination of her body was not performed. After the death of state Chief Minister medical record should have to be maintained, the bench said.
However, it is pertinent to mention here that similar kind of situation also arises after the death of MGR in the late 80’s. MGR was taking treatment in Chennai as well as the United States when he succumbs to the diseases.
JayalalithaaJaya died on 5th December and buried next to MGR body at Chennai’s MGR memorial at Marina Beach.