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DMK urges Governor to remove Palaniswami over Kodanad Estate case

IANS  |  Chennai 

M.on Monday urged Governor to take action against and set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate allegations made in a video released by

The DMK also urged Purohit to ask Palaniswami to step down so that an independent and honest probe could be held.

Stalin and senior DMK leaders met Purohit at Raj Bhavan and submitted a memorandum to this effect.

On January 11, Mathews, a former Tehelka journalist, released a video featuring two of the accused -- and Manoj -- in the Kodanad Tea Estate robbery case linking Palaniswami to the crime that happened in 2017.

The Kodanad Estate belongs to late J.

On January 12, Palaniswami said the allegations made against him in the video were totally false and he suspected they were politically motivated.

The Police on January 13 arrested and Manoj in and brought them back here.

"In normal circumstances, the Investigating would have filed a petition under Section 173 (8) Cr.P.C. Since the statement implicates the Chief Minister, is pursuing investigation against persons who released the video," Stalin said.

"These people were arrested to suppress the evidence," he added.

The urged Purohit to place all the facts relating to the case before to take necessary constitutional measures.

Stalin said Palaniswami should be directed to demit office to pave the way for a fair and impartial investigation and an SIT comprising of officers at the rank of of Police to conduct the probe.



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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 20:00 IST