Only Tried to Remove Rats: Ramaswamy

Published: 25th May 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th May 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The family feud at the Chettinad group of companies took another ugly turn on Sunday, with patriarch MAM Ramaswamy and his foster-son MAMR Muthiah levelling allegations against each other after a midnight assault on the sprawling family estate Chettinad Palace here.

However, Ramaswamy’s version was rebutted by Muthiah’s counsel M Murali, who dismissed the allegations as ‘false and imaginary’.  Murali said Muthiah’s security staff were attacked by Ramaswamy’s men on Saturday night. “My boss, who was in Singapore, sent his security guards to check after coming to know that his office was being locked. They were beaten up; two men — Alagu and Lalit — were injured in the attack. My boss immediately rushed to Chennai,” Murali said.

When asked about Muthiah’s office, Ramaswamy said it was being cleaned as over 40 dead rats were in the room. “The ruckus is part of Muthiah’s plan to oust me from the palace. He has issues with the way I run things and is bent on dismissing loyal servants who have worked here for four decades.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp