January 25, 2019
Chennai : Traffic Ramaswamy, an activist who sought an independent probe into Kodanad estate robbery and murder case and the alleged link of state chief minister Edapaddi Palaniswamy by the CBI, suffered a setback when the Supreme Court dismissed the petition. In fact, it did not even allow his lawyer to withdraw the petition.
The apex court refused to entertain the petition filed by Ramaswamy saying that “this is not a fit case for admission.” The two-member benched led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi refused to even allow his lawyer to withdraw the petition.
There are allegations that the robbery and murder in Kodanad estate was carried out at the behest of the CM as alleged by one of the alleged robbers caught by the police.
The court took serious exception to the petition saying, “How can you file such a petition based on what this person… What is his name? Mathew Samuel… on the basis of what he told the media. You want an inquiry against the chief minister of a State on the basis of what this person said?”
The petition wanted a CBI probe into the involvement of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr. Edappadi K. Palanisamy in the criminal case.”
Traffic Ramaswamy said in his petition that murder and robbery in the estate that belonged to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa was not an ordinary case. It could also have a link to the suspicious death of former chief minister and is very serious in nature, the petitioner said.