Monday, 8 September 2014

Land-grabbing case: Madras high court dismisses Alagiri's plea

MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday dismissed former Union minister M K Alagiri's petition that sought to quash an FIR against him in a land grabbing case. Alagiri had allegedly grabbed a piece of land belonging to the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR&CE) department.

Dismissing the former Union minister's petition, Justice N Kirubakaran said the investigation in the case was in a preliminary stage and hence the FIR could not be quashed.

The state's HR&CE department lodged a complaint with the district crime branch (DCB) which in turn filed the case against Alagiri, the eldest son of former chief minister and the DMK chief M Karunanidhi, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) and 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation) read with 120B (criminal conspiracy).

Alagiri claimed that a trust he manages had purchased a piece of land measuring about 44 cents in Sivarakootai village near Thirumangalam from one Sampath. Alagiri's side informed the court that he was ready to surrender the land if it belonged to the HR&CE department. nadu,Madras High Court,Land grabbing,case,Alagiri

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