Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Thursday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

In a statement here, Ramaoss said: “The judicial inquiry is part of a political game and nothing useful will emerge out of this. A probe by the CBI should be ordered.”

Ramadoss said it was welcome that the state government had accepted that there was mystery surrounding Jayalalithaa’s death in December last year.

On Thursday, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said his government would order an inquiry commission headed by retired High Court Judge to probe Jayalalithaa’s death.

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