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Former DMK minister's son denied anticipatory bail

A court in Salem has rejected anticipatory bail to former DMK minister Veerapandi Arumugam's son, who apprehended arrest in a land grabbing case.

india Updated: Jul 09, 2011 13:31 IST

A court in Salem has rejected anticipatory bail to former DMK minister Veerapandi Arumugam's son, who apprehended arrest in a land grabbing case.

A Raja has moved the Chief Judicial Magistrate court seeking anticipatory bail after police registered a case against him on a complaint accusing him of grabbing three acres of at Jagiramapalayam by forging documents.

Dismissing the petition, Chief Judicial Magistrate A Baskar on Friday said the case was only in the preliminary stage and the petitioner might tamper with evidence if he was granted bail.

Raja had moved the court despite complainant Muthukumar withdrawing the police complaint within 24 hours after filing it on July 6.

After the district crime branch police registered a case, Muthukumar met DIG (Salem range) Venkatraman and requested that the case be withdrawn, saying the parties concerned had agreed to settle it out of court.

A number of land grabbing complaints have been lodged with police in recent weeks after the Jayalalithaa government ordered a crackdown on such incidents. Cases have been filed against several local level DMK functionaries in various districts across the state.