Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami, who has been accused of having masterminded the burglary in late Chief Minister Jayalalitha’s Kodanad estate on April 23, 2017 to get at some important documents, on Saturday said he was sought to be damned on the basis of allegations made by 10 accused in the case.
Palanisami, who said he had already lodged a police complaint against former editor of Tehelka, Samual Mathews, who linked him with the incidents on the basis of charges made by accused Sayan and Manoj, added that these two were among the ten who had been arrested in connection with the burglary and murder of the watchman.
He said the case against them was going on them for the past ten months in concerned court and they had made 22 court appearances.
He said that during none of these appearances had they made this charge against him. “Suddenly they have come up with this”.
He questioned the credibility of these accused, saying besides burglary and murder, there were several other cases of impersonation, fraud, and even of rape of minor pending against them.
Edappadi Palanisami, who talked to reporters at AIADMK headquarters where he was flanked by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and senior Minister D Jayakumar, said those who could not face him politically had resorted to this and the police would find out who were behind this.
Apparently referring to Sun TV network which is linked to the DMK family, he said the television channels which were broadcasting the videos released by Samuel Mathews would also be prosecuted.