05/01/2017 11:46 AM IST | Updated 05/01/2017 11:57 AM IST

SC Dismisses Sasikala Pushpa's Petition For A CBI Probe Into Jayalalithaa's 'Mysterious' Death

The AIADMK supremo died on 5 December.

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NEW DELHI -- The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the 'mysterious death' of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.

The petition was filed by expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa.

An apex court bench headed by Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and also comprising Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman dismissed the petition filed by Pushpa after not finding any merit in it.

The lawyer appearing for Pushpa told the division bench of the apex court that Jayalalithaa was doing fine and suddenly the news of her death was given.

Earlier, a Chennai-based NGO Telugu Yuva Sakshi filed a Public interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court for a CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death and recovery of all medical documents.

Jayalalithaa breathed her last at Chennai's Apollo Hospitals on 5 December last year where she was admitted on 22 September with fever and dehydration.

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