The Supreme Court of India on Friday stayed the proceedings of an inquiry commission set up to probe the death of then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai in 2016.
The decision of stay came as a Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was hearing the appeal of Apollo Hospitals against the April 4 order of the Madras High Court.
The High Court had rejected the Apollo hospital’s objection to the ongoing inquiry into the death of the AIADMK leader at the hospital.
Tamil Nadu government had set up the inquiry commission to figure out the circumstances leading to the death of Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016.
Jayaram Jayalalithaa (24 February 1948 – 5 December 2016) was a film actor-turned politician who served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for over 14 years between 1991 and 2016.
From 1989 she was the general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), a Dravidian party whose cadre revered her as their Amma (mother).