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‘Amruta’s claim of being Jayalalithaa's child is figment of imagination’

The claim of S Amruta (37) that she is the biological daughter of the late Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, is a figment of imagination, Advocate-General Vijay Narayan informed the Madras High Court.

Published: 25th July 2018 04:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2018 04:12 AM   |  A+A-

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

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The claim of S Amruta (37) that she is the biological daughter of the late Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, is a figment of imagination, Advocate-General Vijay Narayan informed the Madras High Court on Tuesday.When the petition filed by Amruta came up for hearing before Justice S Vaidyanathan, Vijay Narayan said that the petitioner was making false allegations to cause disrepute to the former CM.Amruta, in her petition, claiming to be the biological daughter of Jayalalithaa, had wanted to exhume the body of the late leader from the Marina and cremate it in accordance with the customs of the Iyengar community to which she belonged. However, the plea changed over the months of hearing to a DNA test.

Amruta’s senior counsel V Prakash told the court that DNA test must be conducted to prove the petitioner’s claim.  Amrutha was born to Jayalalithaa on August 14, 1980 and raised by Sailaja, youngest sister of Jayalalithaa, and Amrutha’s foster father Sarathi in Bengaluru. Ironically, Jaya’s family had disowned Sailaja since she was born after the death of Jayalalitha’s father Jayaram.

Amrutha’s foster father, while dying, informed Amruta that she was a daughter of Jayalalithaa. Till then she was kept in the dark. Only then she approached the authorities and moved the court, the counsel said.

Rejecting the submission, Vijay Narayan said the petitioner’s claim was nothing but a figment of imagination. Amrutha had not submitted any documents to substantiate her claim. She was making false allegations against the leader, which also amounted to defamation, he said, observing that even the deceased too had the right to privacy.

Amrutha claimed in her petition that Jayalalithaa, the then CM,  had visited her residence in Bengaluru and also said she had visited the Poes Garden residence. However, she had neither produced documents nor photographs regarding the alleged meeting. Amruta had also not submitted any documentary evidence. The petition has been filed with an ulterior motive, Vijay Narayan said.Justice Vaidyanathan said everything about the life and death of Jayalalithaa remained a question mark. Similarly, Sailaja and Amrutha have also remained a question mark, he said, adjourning the case to next week for further hearing.

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