Police reopen Jayalalithaa driver death case

C Kanagaraj

Chennai: The Salem rural police have reopened an old case pertaining to the death of C Kanagaraj, former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s car driver, for further investigation.

Kanagaraj died five days after the April 2017 heist at the Kodanad estate in Nilgiris district, which was used by the former AIADMK supremo as a retreat.

The case was reopened after obtaining required orders from the district court and an inquiry has started, sources said.

According to reports, Kanagaraj is alleged to have led the intruders into the estate as he was familiar with the terrain during the intervening night of 23-24 April 2017.

Four days later he died after a vehicle hit his two-wheeler at Attur on Salem-Chennai national highway on 28 April, 2017.

The family members of Kanagaraj and his brother had lodged a complaint suspecting the accident to be a murder, as another suspect Sayan also met with a mishap in Palakkad in Kerala at the same time, in which his wife and daughter were killed.


NT Bureau