Tamil Nadu Chennai News August 27 Highlights: The Madras High Court Friday greenlit further investigation into the Kodanad estate heist-murder case. The Niligiris sessions court has adjourned their Kodanad hearing to September 2.
On Monday, the three accused in the sensational Kodanad heist-murder case had moved the Madras High Court, seeking to examine former Chief Minister K Palaniswami, expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala and her relatives J Ilavarasi and V N Sudhakaran in connection with the matter, praying for setting aside a lower court order, which dismissed their similar plea earlier.
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Road that connects Kodanad main area with Anna Nagar residential area (Photo: Special arrangement)
The Kodanad estate robbery and murder case has recently rocked the Tamil Nadu Assembly once again, with the AIADMK crying political vendetta and the ruling DMK saying it was only fulfilling a poll promise. The lush property was the summer retreat of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. From 2017, a murder, a robbery, two “accidental deaths”, a suicide, and accompanying political mudslinging have kept it in headlines.
Factionalism in Tamil Nadu BJP has taken an ugly turn with two relatively new entrants in the party – state unit chief K Annamalai and YouTuber Madan Ravichandran – being at the centre of a controversy this week over allegations of sexual misconduct against a senior party leader from the RSS.
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