After DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s daughter-in-law, it is now his grandson who is feeling the heat of land-grab cases the Tamil Nadu government has initiated against politicians and officials.
According to a complaint received by the Chennai police on Monday night, Udayanithi Stalin, who is the son of former deputy chief minister MK Stalin, is the beneficiary of a land grab by a former minister.
The complaint, lodged by a person by the name Ranga Reddy, a trustee of a religious body called Dharma Thopu Trust, accused former DMK minister Parithi Elamvazhuti and his aides of having usurped 7 acres belonging to the trust with the help of “false” documents. The land is worth Rs 200 crore. They then sold the land to a real estate firm owned by a person very close to Udayanithi Stalin. Elamvazhuti was not available for comment.
Earlier there were allegations that Karunanidhi’s daughter-in-law Kanthi Alagiri, wife of union chemicals and fertilisers minister MK Alagiri, grabbed land belonging to a temple in Madurai.
The state government has also suspended once-powerful former additional director general (intelligence) SM Jaffar Sait. The suspension order relates to Sait’s alleged involvement in a housing plot scam.
Sait was among the four top police officials the Election Commission transferred on the eve of the polls. Instead of assuming his new charge, Sait preferred to go on leave.
Meanwhile, following media reports that an auditor of Karunanidhi’s wife Rajathi Ammal was arrested in Trichy in connection with a land-grab case, she came out with a denial that he had any connection with her. She has threatened legal action on this count.