A revenue official of Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur District has confirmed removal of fencing around government land alleged to have been encroached by Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran.
Tiruttani Tahsildar Vijayaraghavulu, accompanied by Revenue Divisional Officer, V G Jayakumar, inspected the land in Kaverirajapuram after a police complaint was lodged by local villagers and reported to the district collector that 1,500 metres of fencing had been removed, officials said in Chennai today on condition of anonymity.
V M Raman and 65 other villagers had filed the complaint with the Kanakama Chatiram police station on Wednesday alleging that fencing was being removed by some persons in an attempt to destroy evidence of "land encroachment".
Officials said the District Collector had been apprised of the latest development by way of a report but declined to divulge any further detail.
Justice Dinakaran is facing charge of encroachment of government land, including water bodies, in the village.
Earlier, the District Collector, at the instance of the Supreme Court, had sent a "discreet report" to it on Dinakaran's land holdings.
Supreme Court Collegium has put on hold elevation of Justice Dinakaran to the Supreme court after the land encroachment charges surfaced against him.