Even as the AIADMK continues to teeter on the edge of instability, faction leader and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam took a dig at the administration over the death of a guard at late CM Jayalalithaaâ€™s Kodanadu Estate.
The death of Om Bahadur on April 23, he said, had cast doubts on the maintenance of law and order in the state, and had created fear among party workers.
"This daring murder incident at the bungalow of Jayalalithaa, who is still revered by many, has led to apprehensions among people if law and order is not being properly maintained in the state," he said in a statement.
OPS also said that reports indicated that besides valuables, documents had also been stolen. This created doubts about the motive and who was behind the murder and whether it was being properly investigated. He said that the state government therefore had the duty to clear the air.
This is not the first political statement on the incident, in which one guard was found murdered and another heavily injured, at the gate of the Kodanadu estate. Earlier, DMK Working President MK Stalin, called for a judicial probe into it.
Speaking on the sidelines of a personal event in Kumbakonam, Stalin reportedly said that the ownership of the property remains a mystery like the death of Jayalalithaa.
Meanwhile, the Ooty Superintendent of Police, who is heading the five-member investigating team looking into the case, said that there had been no arrests in the case yet. However, he said that he was not at liberty to reveal any other details or updates in the investigation.