The truth must come out, the court observed.
Justice Vaidyalingam, who was hearing a petition which demanded an inquiry into the former AIADMK chief’s death said, “Media has raised a lot of doubts, personally I also have doubts in Jayalalithaa’s death.”
“When Jayalalithaa was admitted in the hospital, it was said that she was on proper diet. At least after her death now, truth should be revealed,” he added
The court also issued a notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, central and state governments, Central Bureau of Investigation and the Apollo Hospital and asked why can’t Jayalalitha’s body be exhumed.
Apparently, the bench was not happy with the secrecy maintained around late Tamil Nadu chief minister who died on December 5 after hospitalisation of 75 days.
“We also saw in newspapers that the chief minister was recovering, and that she was eating, signing papers and even conducting meetings. And then suddenly she was dead,” said the vacation bench while hearing the plea filed by AIADMK party worker PA Joseph.
The case will be heard again on 8 January.