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Madras High Court issues notice to Apollo Hospitals in Jayalalithaa lineage case

HC on Friday issued notice to Apollo Hospitals on a sub-application filed by S Amrutha, who claimed herself as the biological daughter of the former Chief Minister.

Published: 24th February 2018 03:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2018 03:35 AM   |  A+A-

The late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Friday issued notice to Apollo Hospitals on a sub-application filed by S Amrutha, who claimed herself as the biological daughter of former Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa.

In this fresh application, Amrutha submitted she had not received any reply to her earlier notice to Apollo Hospitals asking whether it was preserving the biological samples of Jayalalithaa.When the matter came up before Justice S Vaidyanathan, Advocate-General Vijay Narayan submitted that Amrutha’s claim raked up an issue that was over 30 years old.

The issue was under investigation and the records of the last 30 years were being verified. He prayed for more time. The judge adjourned the matter to March 7 for further hearing.Amrutha’s main writ petition prayed for a directive to Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner and Chief Secretary to consider her representation dated December 9 last year to permit the family members of Jayalalithaa to cremate her remains as per the rites, rituals and customs of Vaishnava Iyengar Brahmin community.

When the matter came up on Friday, her counsel submitted that for the purpose of conducting a DNA test, the biological samples of Jayalalithaa were necessary. But, there was no response from Apollo Hospitals.
Hence, Amrutha was constrained to file the present application before the court.

Already,  Deepak and his sister Deepa, the son and daughter of Jayalalithaa’s brother Jayaraman, had filed counter-affidavits alleging that Amrutha had filed the petition, which contained a bundle of lies and false claims.

AIADMK Karnataka unit secretary Pugazhenthi and a partyman P A Joseph also filed petitions to implead themselves as  parties in the case to prove that Amrutha’s claim was false.Following objections from the petitioner and government, the judge said he would keep the impleading petitions pending.

Fresh application

In the fresh application S Amrutha, who claims to be the biological daughter of former Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa, says that she has not received any reply from the Apollo Hospitals to her notice asking whethere it was preserving the biological samples of the late leader. Deepak and his sister Deepa, the son and daughter of Jayalalithaa’s brother Jayaraman, had filed affidavits alleging that Amrutha’s petition contained a bundle of lies and false claims

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