DMK MP's brother arrested in land grabbing case



Dharmapuri (TN): DMK Dharmapuri MP R Thamaraiselvan's brother R Aasaithambi was on Thursday arrested in a land grabbing case, police said.

Aasaithambi was produced before a court and remanded to judicial custody. He was lodged in Salem central prison, District Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar Singh said.

Aasaithambi is facing charges of encroaching a piece of land belonging to one Manoharan in 2000. On a petition by Manoharan, a district court in 2006 had ruled in his favour.

Challenging the order, Aasaithambi had filed an appeal in the Madras High Court which was dismissed. Despite the court orders, the MP's brother had put up a hut in the illegally occupied land and threatened Manoharan, the SP said.

Manoharan lodged a complaint with the police on August 3, 2011 following which Aasaithambi was arrested, he said.

PTI