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DMK MP arrested in land grabbing case

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:49

Chennai: DMK MP JK Ritheesh Kumar was on Wednesday arrested in a land grabbing case.

Ritheesh, elected to Lok Sabha from Ramanathapuram, was
arrested following a complaint from Samikannu of Pappangudi
village in Kancheepuram district, police source in land
grabbing cell said.

In his complaint, Samikannu alleged that his 1.47 acres
of land was grabbed by Ritheesh using forged documents.

Ritheesh, a first time MP, is a party strongman in
Ramanathapuram.

After coming to power in May, the Tamil Nadu government
has launched a crackdown on land grabbing, putting several DMK
leaders, including some MLAs and former ministers, in jail.

The DMK has alleged that the government`s action smacks
of political vendetta.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:49

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