Chennai’s Apollo Hospital on Saturday filed a five-page affidavit which said that the management had been requested to keep CCTVs in the hospital off each time former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was taken out of her room.
“the CCTV cameras in the corridors would be switched off when former TN CM Jayalalithaa was taken through the route and it would be switched on when she was back in the room”, Apollo said in a statement.
In its affidavit submitted to the Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry, the hospital management stated that IG (Intelligence) KN Sathiyamurthy was among 4 police officers who requested CCTV cameras be switched off during the hospitalisation of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister.
The lack of adequate CCTV footage from around the time Jayalalithaa was admitted in late 2016 has raised several doubts.
Number of Doctors at Apollo Hospital were also questioned and cross-examined.
Jayalalithaa had died on December 5, 2016, after being treated in the hospital for various ailments.
Follwoing this, the state government had constituted the probe panel under the Commissions of Inquiry Act, mandating it to investigate the circumstances leading to hospitalization of Jayalalithaa on September 22, 2016 and the treatment provided to her till her death.