DMK MLA arrested in land grabbing case
Tiruchirappalli: DMK MLA A Soundarapandian
was on Saturday arrested in connection with an alleged land
grabbing case, police said.
The legislator from Lalgudi constituency in the district
was arrested in the early hours near Samayapuram toll gate on
the outskirts of the city when he was returning from the
airport after seeing off DMK treasurer M K Stalin.
Stalin was on his way to Chennai after taking part in a
public meeting in Pudukottai district yesterday.
Soundarapandian was produced before judicial magistrate
Pushparani who remanded him in custody for 15 days.
Former minister and senior DMK leader K N Nehru has
already been arrested along with three others on Aug 25 in
connection with the case.
According to the complaint lodged by K Srinivasan of
Turaiyur near here, Nehru and others had taken 13,290 sq ft of
his land at Chinamani in Tiruchi for construction of DMK party
office, by forcibly obtaining his signature and "misusing"
There are 11 accused in the case, including Nehru`s
brother K N Ramajayam and Tiruchirappalli Deputy Mayor M
Complainant Srinivasan had yesterday said that he had not
taken part in the inaugural function of the DMK office that
was allegedly constructed on his premises. Denying a statement
made by Stalin to that effect, Srinivasan said he had been in
Tirupathi on that that and that he was also not invited for
the inaugural function.
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