Probe those behind allegations: TMC leader
Terms claims unfounded and wild
The Tamil Nadu government should immediately investigate those who have accused Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami of having a role in the Kodanad heist and murder case, Tamil Maanila Congress leader and former Rajya Sabha MP B.S. Gnanadesikan said.
In a statement, Mr. Gnanadesikan said the State government should probe why such allegations and accusations had surfaced, what the connection was between former Tehelka managing editor Samuel Mathew and Sayan, one of the accused, who took Sayan and V. Manoj, another accused, to Delhi to address the press meet and who paid for their expenses, among other things.
He said that as per Section 60 of the Indian Evidence Act, the claim made by Sayan during the press conference that Kanagaraj (since dead) had liaised with Mr. Palaniswami would not be acceptable as evidence.
He said such “unfounded” and “wild” allegations could be made by anyone, and can damage a person’s reputation within minutes.
He cautioned Opposition parties against trying to gain political mileage out of these allegations, as it could backfire if and when they were in power and such claims were made against them.