DMK candidate contests doctor's deposition on Jaya's thumb impression
Sarvanan's counsel made the claim before Justice P Velmurugan during the hearing of an election plea challenging the election of AIADMK candidate A K Bose in the by-election.
P Saravanan, the DMK candidate for the November 2016 Thirupparankundram Assembly bypoll, today contested in the Madras High Court that false depositions were made by a government doctor about the left thumb impression of the former AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on election papers.
The counsel submitted that Dr Balaji had said in his deposition that he read out to Jayalalithaa the letter sent by the Election Commission authorising any medical officer to attest the thumb impression at 6 pm on October 27, 2016, while the original letter was delivered to the AIADMK party office only at 8 pm.
Further, the counsel contended that the doctor had also said the forms with thumb impression of Jayalalithaa were handed over to him when he reached the hospital and this showed that they were not affixed in his presence.
Recording the submissions, the judge posted the matter for further hearing on August 3.
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