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Coimbatore

HC to hear plea against panel probing Jaya’s death

Covai Post Network

Chennai: Madras High Court is to hear a plea against the inquiry commission set up to probe the death former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

The issue was raised by advocate Vijayan fefore the bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar. Vijayan, representing AIADMK cadre Joseph, said the commission should be constituted only after a unanimous resolution of the Assembly.

Counsel said the commission should be headed by a former judge of the Supreme Court and not that from a High Court. The court directed him to file a proper petition which could be taken up on Wednesday.

The State Government on September 25 announced the formation of a commission headed by former High Court judge A Arumughaswamy. This was in the wake of pressure from the Opposition to resolve the `mystery’ behid the death. The panel had been given three months to submit its report.

In a separate development in the High Court, the DMK filed a contempt petition against the State Election Commission for not abiding with its order to issue the local body election notification by September 18.

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