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TN Police to continue quizzing V.K. Sasikala on  Friday

- April 22, 2022

Chennai, April 22 (BPNS)

The special police team of the Tamil Nadu police will continue questioning the former interim general secretary of AIADMK, V.K. Sasikala continuously for the second day on Friday in the Kodanad murder and heist case.

A six-member police team led by Western zone Inspector General, R. Sudhakaran, and comprising of five other officers had questioned Sasikala at her T- Nagar residence here for more than six hours on Thursday.

Sasikala, who was the close aide of former Chief Minister, late J. Jayalalithaa had told media persons on Thursday evening that she would elaborately speak to the media after the quizzing on Friday.

The police investigation is over the murder and heist at the 906-acre Kodanad estate in Nilgiris district of  Tamil Nadu that took place on April 24, 2017, four months after the passing away of J. Jayalalithaa. Sasikala was serving a jail term at the Bengaluru central prison in a case related to a disproportionate asset case during the burglary and murder at the Kodanad estate. The estate is jointly owned by the late Jayalalithaa and Sasikala.

Eleven people were arraigned in the case with the former driver of Late Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa, Kanagaraj as the main accused. Five days after the murder and heist at the estate, Kanagarj was killed in a road accident on Salem- Chennai highway, and on the same day the second accused, Sayen, and his family met with a road accident at Palakkad in Kerala. While Sayen escaped, his wife and daughter got killed in the accident.

A computer operator in Kodanad estate, Dinesh Kumar was found hanging from his residence a few months after the heist thus taking the total deaths following the burglary at the estate to five.

Three of the accused who were in jail including the second accused Sayen had demanded a reinvestigation into the case and appealed to the court that allowed the plea. The accused wanted Sasikala and her close associates be questioned in the case and the special team that is constituted to probe the case has commenced questioning her.

The nephew of Sasikala, Vivek Jayaraman was already questioned by the special police team.