CHENNAI: CCTV surveillance or the lack of it, which was a topic of debate, during Jayalalithaa’s demise, has not affected the security of the late chief minister. The commission has concluded that tight security was present and the entry of persons on the floor where the late CM was treated, was monitored and removal of CCTV cameras had not affected the security measures in any adverse measure. However, the commission placed on record that the question of why CCTV cameras were switched off at all times remains unanswered. The commission held that no CCTV footage was made available to it because the cameras covering the second floor of the hospital where the late CM was treated were made dysfunctional deliberately. The then IG (intelligence) K N Sathaymurthy has also recorded the statement that he had not instructed the hospital authorities to remove the CCTV cameras or to not record
Discord between Jaya and Sasi?
The Commission, which went back as late as 2011 to establish the alleged acrimony between Jayalalithaa and her aide V K Sasikala, had pulled the deposition of Sasikala’s relative Ilavarasi to conclude that the late CM never talked with her. As per the deposition of Krishnapriya, another Sasikala relative, there was no cordial relationship between the two.
Other interesting findings
Jayalalithaa fainted when she returned from the bathroom and reached her bed in the bedroom on the first floor of the Poes Garden house.
Sasikala and Dr Sivakumar held her before the doctor informed Apollo for ambulance service.
After Jayalalithaa’s hospitalisation, ten rooms were occupied by Sasikala’s relatives in the hospital.
Even though Dr Richard Beale said that he is prepared to take her abroad for treatment, why did it not materialise?