CHENNAI : Former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was fully conscious and aware of the reason for affixing her thumb impression in the form A and B for three by-elections on October 27, 2016, as per the statement by Dr P Balaji, who got the thumb impression of the late leader, Raja Senthoor Pandian, senior counsel of V K Sasikala, told the inquiry commission examining the death of the late leader.
Pandian told reporters after cross-examining six witnesses including Dr Balaji. “Through this, we have established before the commission that whatever Sasikala had said in her affidavit is true. Six more witnesses would be examined on Saturday,” Pandian said.
He said Jayalalithaa had affixed her thumb impression not in the capacity of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, but as the general secretary of the AIADMK party. So, there was no need for taking prior permission for getting her thumb impression.
Dr Muthuselvan, one of the doctors on the panel when Jayalalithaa was treated at Apollo Hospitals, had given information about all ailments she suffered from in 2014 and the treatments given to her till September 22, 2016, when she was admitted to Apollo Hospitals. She underwent various treatments under the supervision of private doctors. Asked about the charge of acupuncture doctor Shankar that he was asked questions unconnected to the inquiry into the death of Jayalalithaa, Pandian denied that and said Shankar even had expressed regret before the commission for airing some views without having any proof.