`Lottery King` Martin detained under Goondas Act

Last Updated: Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 21:43

Coimbatore: `Lottery King` Santiago Martin,
who controls a vast lottery empire across the country, was
arrested and detained under Goondas Act on Saturday for his alleged
involvement in various cases, including land grabbing cases.

Martin, who was on conditional bail after his arrest last
month in connection with a case pertaining to grabbing of land
of a textile mill in the city, was picked up by police when he
came to sign a register in the office of City Police
Commissioner, police said.

The detention order was issued the District Collector,
police said, adding Martin would be lodged in Central Jail
here.

He has also been named as an accused in four cases being
probed by CBI in Kerala relating to alleged irregularities
and corruption in the operation of other state lotteries.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 21:43

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