Jaya death probe: OPS seeks time to appear before commission

Chennai: The Justice Arumughaswamy Commission has summoned Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam to appear on 5 February, after he sought exemption from appearing tomorrow due to official works.

Panneerselvam was supposed to appear before the commission on 23 January but sough postponemnet stating that he had to take part in the Global Investors Meet on that day.

Last week, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambi Durai testified before the commission on the treatment given to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during her hospitalisation.

NT Bureau