Tiruchirappalli: The remand of former DMK
Minister, KN Nehru, in prison on land grabbing charges, was
remanded for a further 15 days on Thursday following a fresh
case of alleged land grabbing filed against him.
Nehru, lodged in the Cuddalore prison on land grabbing
charges, was brought before Judicial Magistrate Banu Rekha,
who extended his remand for 15 more days, police said.
Nehru`s remand was extended following a complaint by
Karunanidhi of Erode, that Nehru, along with 11 others had
allegedly grabbed about 10,000 sq ft of his land near the
Tiruchirappalli airport worth about Rs 2.5 crore, police said.
FIR has been filed against 11 persons in connection with
the case, and the former minister is listed as Accused no.1,
police said. Besides Nehru, the FIR was also filed against his
brother K N Ramajayam, Tiruchirappalli Deputy Mayor Anbazhagan
and eight others, they said.
The remands of Ramajayam and Anbazhagan were already
extended yesterday following the filing of the complaint, they
DMK has already nominated Nehru to contest the October 13
by-election to Tiruchirapalli (West) Assembly seat.
Nehru, the party`s Tiruchirappali district secretary and
strongman, will be pitted against former AIADMK MLA M
In the April 13 assembly elections, Nehru had lost to
AIADMK minister Mariam Pitchai, whose death in a road accident
on May 23 necessitated the bypoll.
Nehru is one of the four former ministers who have been
arrested as part of the AIADMK government`s crackdown on land