Chennai: Today, an IRS officer has moved to
Madras court, questioning formation of panel headed by IAS officer U Sagayam to
probe into circumstances leading to the death of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
A petition filed by Assistant Commissioner (Customs) Blamurugan of the Central Excise and Service Tax Tribunal (CESTAT) came up for before the bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and the Justice M Sudhir.
The bench tagged the officer's plea with similar other petitions and posted the matter for further hearing of July 4.
According to the petition submitted, Tamil Nadu Governor C H Vidyasagar Rao had visited Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospital only 10 days after her she was admitted, that too after the opposition parties raked up the issue of her hospitalisation.
Last year, Rao visited the hospital only on October 2 and returned without actually seeing her. While Jayalailithaa was there since November 22.
He headed over the fruit basket to someone else and returned, only to issue a press statement that she was recovering well, he alleged.
The petitioner raised some queries, including as to why Apollo hospital did not allow Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar to see her, why Jayalalithaa was not discharged after being cured of fever and why hospital did not allow the former AIADMK supremo to go abroad for further treatments.
When that matter came up, Governor Pleader M K Subramanian said that the charges are baseless.
IAS officer Sagayam had earlier been appointed as Legal Commissioner by the high court to look into charges of illegal mining in Madurai district on a plea by "Traffic" Ramaswamy.