Chennai: On January 13, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin demanded an investigation into the Kodanad murder case and dacoity, which took place in April, 201,7 in Tamil Nadu's Kodanad town.

In April 2017, three suitcases, which contained the property documents of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa were stolen from the Kodanad estate following a series of murder.

 Mathew Samuel, the former editor of  Tehelka, published the documents claiming that Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami was involved in the case. 

Citing this, DMK chief Stalin demanded Palaniswami's resignation and said the reporter should be given protection. He further said that the DMK had requested an appointment with the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

Nonetheless, social activist Traffic Ramaswamy too moved the Madras high court, requesting a CBI investigation into the Kodanad case, which has put Palaniswami under the radar.

According to Ramaswamy, the case would not be right for the Tamil Nadu police to investigate the Kodanad murder case as the matter involves the state chief minister. He further said that the Kodanad case has become a major issue after Palaniswami's name has been dragged into it.

The video, which was recently released by Tehelka, says that the leader of the break-in, Kanakaraj, was in contact with Palaniswami after he became the state chief minister. 

On Sunday, Sayan and Manoj, who were accused of belonging to the gang in Kodanad break-in case, were picked up by the police officials in New Delhi. According to reports, the two had been picked up for inquiry based on a complaint filed by AIADMK leader Rajan Chelappan's son Satyan.