TN: Goondas Act slapped on former DMK minister Arumugam

Published: 18th June 2012 08:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2012 08:56 PM   |  A+A-


Former DMK minister Veerapandi S Arumugam, arrested here earlier this month in a land grabbing case, was today detained under the stringent Goondas Act, police said.

The party's strongman in Salem district, arrested near his residence on June 4 and imprisoned in Vellore, was informed about his detention, they said.

Arumugam is the latest among several DMK leaders and former ministers, besides MLAs to face police, vigilance or anti-corruption bureau's action either on land grab charges or allegations of disproportionate assets, after the AIADMK government came to power in April last year.

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