Tiruchirappalli (TN): An aide of Rajathiammal,
wife of DMK patriarch and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi,
was arrested in connection with an alleged land grabbing case on Sunday, police said.
Ramesh, the accused, was arrested following a complaint
from Nirmala Devi and 31 others that he had forcibly evacuated
them from their homes in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar here on Pongal day
in 2007, police said.
Another accused, Thambirajan, was arrested yesterday in
connection with the case, they said.
The complainants said they had been living in the area for
about 20 years and the accused had used their influence with
the Revenue Department and demolished all their houses and
converted them into plots and began selling them.
They claimed that even after a directive from the Madras
High Court last year, police had not acted on their complaint.
They also claimed that even the Assistant Commissioner of
Urban Land Tax had, in 2008, decided that the land did not
come under the Urban Land Ceiling Act and as such did not
belong to the government.