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Brother of key suspect in Kodanadu heist case questioned

Press Trust of India  |  Udhagamandalam(TN) 

Police today questioned the brother of a key suspect in the Kodanadu estate break-in and case, near here.

Dhanapal, elder brother of key suspect and deceased Kanagaraj, a former driver of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, was questioned in Kothagiri for over four hours, police said.

There was political interference in the case and my brother was made a scapegoat, Dhanapal alleged while speaking to reporters after the inquiry.

Kanagaraj was not involved in the crime and he has no no role in the break-in and of the guard, Dhanpal, who is an leader in Salem district, claimed.

Kanagaraj was killed in a road accident in Salem on April 29 while another key accused Sayan was injured in a mishap in on the same day.

The gang members had planned the dacoity based on Kanakaraj's information that there was a huge amount of in the bungalow of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, police had said.

So far eight people have been arrested in connection with the break-in and of a guard at Kodanadu estate on April 24.

The Kodanadu estate figures in a disproportionate assets case involving jailed general secretary V K Sasikala and late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, among others.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 22:28 IST