After former AIADMK MLA P Vetrivel released a video of Jayalalithaa in hospital, the one-man Justice (retd) Arumughaswamy commission on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Anna square police, as per a report by Siddharth Prabhakar in The Times of India.
The one-man commission is looking into the hospitalization and death of Jayalalithaa, which was one of the demands of the OPS faction before they merged with the ruling EPS faction.
Panneerselvam, who is secretary to the commission, said in the complaint that the telecast of such a video without verifying the authenticity of it and handing it over to the commission of inquiry, was a violation.
Indicating that the video was probably morphed, the secretary said that it was released on the eve of the RK Nagar bye-election to create a law and order issue.
The complainant added that Vetrivel has resorted to this to interfere with the functioning of the commission, the report says.
Meanwhile, another complaint was filed against Vetrivel by the city police for releasing the video in violation of the model code of conduct.
The complaint filed by Praveen P Nair, Returning Officer of Dr. RK Nagar Assembly bye-election states, â€śThe release of video footage of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa during the period of her hospitalisation by Mr. Vetrivel, election agent of Mr. Dhinakaran, is in violation of Section 126(1)(b) of Representation of People Act 1951.â€ť
Speaking to media persons on Wednesday, Vetrivel said, "Both EPS and OPS were aware of how Jayalalithaa's health was in the hospital. We released this video because there are too many rumours about her condition following her death. They are constantly raising doubts about her death, we thought they will stop but there seems to be no sign. Amma and Chinamma are both important to me. This video was with me even though I hadn't gone to Apollo. OPS, EPS and Vijayabaskar are people who have discussed her treatment and yet they talk in this manner. We have even more evidence in store.â€ť