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Madras HC restrains Stalin, Palaniswami from talking about Kodanad case

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Tuesday restrained DMK M K and K Palaniswami from talking about the Kodanad heist and murder case.

Justice GK Ilanithiraiyan issued the order while closing a contempt petition filed by (CPP) A Natarajan against for flouting an earlier oral order of the court.

The had given the oral order on a petition by Natarajan seeking the court to restrain the from making any speech regarding the Kodanad case during the campaigning for Lok Sabha elections.

On April 5, Justice Ilanithiraiyan had said the CPP can record the remarks, if any, made by and produce the footage before the court.

Natarajan Tuesday produced a video of Stalin's speeches related to the Kodanad heist and murder case.

Stalin's informed the court that Palaniswami also spoke about the case and it was published in newspapers.

The then directed both Stalin and Palaniswami to not speak about the Kodanad case which is pending in a court in district.

On April 23, 2017, the of the Kodanad estate, the late J Jayalalithaa's retreat home in the hilly district of the Nilgiris, was murdered in a robbery attempt by a 10-member gang.

It emerged during the probe that Jayalalithaa's former C Kanagaraj and Sayan had allegedly plotted the crime.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 20:55 IST