The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the proceedings of Inquiry Commission set up by the Tamil Nadu government to probe into the death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in 2016. A bench presided over by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, passed the order on a plea by the Apollo hospital, where she was treated till her death.
The hospital, represented by senior advocate C A Sundaram, has challenged the Madras High Court's order of April 19 whereby it had refused to the stay the proceedings, including summoning of all records by the Arumugaswamy Commission. The hospital contended the Commission had transgressed its jurisdiction. The top court, after staying the proceedings before the Commission, issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government.