FIR lodged in land deal involving firm linked to Alagiri's wife

The government pleader today told the Madurai bench of Madras High Court that the district Crime Branch police have registered an FIR based on a complaint filed by a woman over a land sale issue involving a company linked to former Union minister MK Alagiri's wife, Gandhi Alagiri.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 14, 2015, 01:40 AM IST

Madurai: The government pleader today told the Madurai bench of Madras High Court that the district Crime Branch police have registered an FIR based on a complaint filed by a woman over a land sale issue involving a company linked to former Union minister MK Alagiri's wife, Gandhi Alagiri.

Justice MM Sundresh closed a petition filed by R Rajeswari (45) following the submission by the government pleader.

Rajeswari, the petitioner, said she married Ramamoorthy of Sivarakottai village in Madurai district in 1990. They settled at Palani in Dindigul district. Her husband died on January 17, 2014.

She applied for an encumbrance certificate for a 25 cent ancestral property her husband's family owned in his native village.

The certificate revealed that the said property was sold to Dhaya Cyber Park (Pvt) Ltd, represented by its managing director, Gandhi Alagiri, on April 3, 2008.

When she asked her in-laws about the sale, she learnt that since her husband had not agreed to sell the property, they carried out the transaction by citing him as a minor in the documents.

Her in-laws threatened Rajeswari saying that if she raised any objection, she would have to face consequences as some influential people were involved.

Following this, the woman filed a complaint with the superintendent of police (Madurai district) on February 3 who, in turn, forwarded the same to a district crime branch inspector for action.

The inspector did not take any step after the initial inquiry with her on March 2. He did not register an FIR, forcing her to move high court.

Gandhi Alagiri's side, meanwhile, denied the charges and said no illegality had occurred in the sale transaction.