Published On: Thu, Aug 17th, 2017

No point setting up inquiry commission on Jayalalithaa’s death: Jayalalithaa niece Deepa Jayakumar

Chennai: Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar on Thursday asserted that there is no point setting up an inquiry commission to probe the death of the former and requested the Centre to constitute a CBI inquiry on the same.

Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar today asserted that there is no point setting up an inquiry commission to probe the death.

Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar today asserted that there is no point setting up an inquiry commission to probe the death.

“I don’t find any point of setting up this on this inquiry commission. I would request the Centre to constitute and make CBI inquiry in this issue. Otherwise it will just be an eye-wash,” Deepa said in a press briefing here.

Deepa further said that she will take legal action against the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) if they try to turn late Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden property into a memorial.

“I will take legal action against them. They have no right to announce this without consulting legal heirs that is me and my brother. We have not taken as consideration,” Deepa said in a press briefing here.

Further stressing on the same Deepa said that nobody has right to sale or make any announcement in regard to Jayalalithaa’s residence as the former has the moral and ethical rights over that house.

“These are the people who fall down and touches the feet of Sasikala,” she said.

Earlier in the day, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami ordered a judicial probe into the death of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Palaniswami stated that the probe into Jaya’s death had been one of the key demands of the O. Panneerselvam faction of the AIADMK for its planned merger with the EPS grouping.

Palaniswami said, “Commission will be constituted under a retired judge to probe death of Amma ( J. Jayalalithaa).

The Chief Minister also announced that Poes Garden residence of Jayalalithaa, Veda Nilayam, will be turned into a museum.

“Her (Jayalalithaa) Poes Garden residence in Chennai will be made into a memorial,” said Palaniswami said.

Jayalalithaa led the AIADMK till she died in December after months in hospital.

Sasikala , in February, decided she should become Chief Minister herself. But her plans collapsed when she was convicted by the Supreme Court for corruption and sentenced to jail for four years.

ANI

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