Appearance of 11 cars near Kodanadu creates flutter

By PTI Published on May 11, 2017 04:40 PM IST

Ooty: Sudden appearance of 11 cars with Central Government emblem near Kodanadu estate of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa created a flutter as news spread of 'Income tax raids,' but officials said they carried members of Parliamentary Committee on Labour.

Dismissing reports in some Tamil television channels of 'Income Tax raids', district administration sources and police said members of Parliamentary Committee on Labour had arrived here in the cars to study problems of labourers and estates in Nilgiris district, a major tea producing area in the region.

Since there are a number of tea estates near the estate, the committe members had visited the place, they said. The estate has been in the news after a 40-year-old security guard posted at a bungalow at nearby Kodanad estate was found murdered on 24 April and some documents were suspected to have been stolen.

The estate figures in the disproportinate assets case involving AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala and Jayalalithaa, among others. The committee also visited a Krishi Vikas Kendra near Coonoor, which was proposed to be closed due to paucity of funds, they said.