Perpetrators should be brought to book in Dhanasingh murder case: TNCC chief

The half-burnt body of Congress leader Dhanasingh, aged 60, was found on 4 May at his farm in Tirunelveli district.


Published May 06, 2024 | 10:15 AMUpdatedMay 06, 2024 | 10:15 AM

Tamil Nadu Congress cheif Selvaperunthagai

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President K Selvaperunthagai on Sunday, 5 May, sought a free and fair probe into the murder of party leader KPK Jayakumar Dhanasingh.

Speaking to reporters in Tirunelveli, Selvaperunthagai said those responsible for the crime must be apprehended and the state government should ensure a free and fair investigation.

“There are several suspicions…his (Dhanasingh’s) hands and legs were found tied, the truth will emerge following investigation,” the Congress leader said, answering a question and adding that they have full confidence in the police probe.

“Whatever may be the background of the persons behind the crime; whatever may be their political affiliations, they must be brought to book,” Selvaperunthagai said.

Against the background of letters reportedly written by Dhanasingh to a close relative detailing several high-value financial dealings some of which were allegedly related to politicians, Selvaperunthagai said the party would send a report to the party brass on Dhanasingh’s killing.

The TNCC chief laid a wreath and paid floral tributes to the deceased Congress leader.

The half-burnt body of Congress party’s Tirunelveli East district unit president Dhanasingh, aged 60, was found on 4 May at his farm in Tirunelveli district.

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