A petition seeking a direction to the police to register a case of alleged land grabbing by AIADMK MP Thambidurai has been filed in the Madras High Court.
When the criminal original petition from N Mohan of Choolaimedu came up before Justice A Arumughaswamy on Wednesday, the public prosecutor took notice and prayed for time to receive instructions. The judge granted two weeks time to respond.
According to the petitioner, he and his wife Geetha, are among the legal heirs to a property measuring 65 cents in Paruthipattu village in Poonamallee taluk.
The couple also holds the power of attorney for the property.
In April 2008, the officials of St Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, located near the property, met Mohan and urged him to sell the property.
Dr Banumathi, wife of Thambidurai, was the managing trustee of the institution.
As he refused, he was summoned by Thambidurai but the petitioner reiterated that he would not sell the property.
In June 2010 some employees of the institute trespassed onto the property, dismantled the fencing around it and erected a compound wall.
He came to know, to his shock and dismay, that the property in question had effectively been “grabbed” by the institute. Fake and forged documents had been created claiming ownership of his property.
He lodged a complaint with the local police but as there was no progress on the case, he filed the petition before the high court.