Stalin's son moves HC for anticipatory bail



Chennai: Udayanidhi Stalin, son of DMK leader M K Stalin, on Friday moved the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail in a land grabbing case.

When the bail plea came up for hearing, it was adjourned to December 7 by Justice S Palanivelu.

Udayanidhi, grandson of DMK President M Karunanidhi, in his petition, submitted that he was "innocent" and police without even verifying the veracity of the complaint against him had registered an FIR for "reasons best known" to it.

He alleged that complainant businessman N S Seshadri Kumar, on whose complaint police have registered the FIR against Udayanidhi, his father and four others, was "acting maliciously using all illegal means."

Police had on Thursday registered the FIR on the complaint which alleged that one of the aides of Udayanidhi's father had forced him to sell his property in Teynampet area of the city after getting the tenants to vacate it.

Udayanidhi said he was in "no way" connected with the land except that he was a tenant and rented the property as it was situated near his father's residence.

He said he had reliably learnt that there had already been a sale deed executed by the complainant in favour of a firm 'Pioneer Builders' on August 19, 2101 for a sale consideration of over Rs 5.54 crore.

Counsel for Udayanidhi claimed the case had been filed for "political reasons". The FIR did not have any material to show that his client was involved in land grabbing, he contended.

PTI