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Charge sheet filed in Kodanad heist case

Press Trust of India  |  Udhagamandalam (TN) 

Ten persons were today charge-sheeted in the case relating to the of a security guard at Kodanad Estate, frequented by J Jayalalithaa, five months ago, police said.

The 300-page charge sheet was filed before Judicial Magistrate C Sridhar, supported with 69 documents and 97 witnesses, investigating officer Balasundaram told reporters here.


The estate guard, Om Bahadur, was murdered and another guard Krishna Bahadur Thapa assaulted on April 23, when a group of men barged into the Kodanad estate, which was frequented by leader for her retreats.

The Kodanad Estate figures in a disproportionate assets case involving jailed general secretary V K Sasikala and

Later, it emerged during the probe that Jayalalithaa's former driver C Kanagaraj and K V Sayan had allegedly plotted the crime.

Police arrested 10 persons, majority of them from Kerala, and lodged them in various jails in and Kerala.

The key accused Kanagaraj, a former driver of late CM Jayalalithaa, was killed in a road accident near Salem two days after the incident.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 19:22 IST
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