The Madras High Court has issued an interim stay on the execution of portions of the Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry report that had indicted and recommended an investigation against former State Health Minister, C Vijayabaskar in connection with the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa. [Dr C Vijayabaskar v The State].Justice GR Swaminathan of the Madurai bench passed the interim order on a petition filed by Vijayabaskar seeking to expunge or quash such portions of the Commission’s August 2022, report, as well as the subsequent government order issued on October 17, 2022, which pertained to the allegations against him..Vijayabaskar's lawyers had argued that the findings and recommendations against him in the said report were without any legal basis and could not be construed as factual findings. .A subsequent government order issued by the Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary on October 17, 2022, had directed an inquiry against eight persons including Vijaybaskar. Vijaybaskar had also urged the Court to declare this government order as illegal, contrary to the principles of natural justice and the statutory scheme of the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952. .The Commission of Inquiry headed by former Madras High Court Judge, Justice A Arumughaswamy had been constituted by the then AIADMK-led State government to probe into the circumstances surrounding former Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa's death. The Commission submitted its final report on August 23, 2022, to Chief Minister MK Stalin, who heads the present DMK-led State government. In its final report, the Commission recommended that the Tamil Nadu government initiate an investigation into the role of VK Sasikala, Vijayabaskar (part of the AIADMK), and several others in the hospitalisation and death of Jayalalithaa.