Fraud lands PMK man in jail

Party’s State vice president allegedly sold grocer’s `50-lakh property by forging papers

Published: 29th June 2012 08:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2012 10:30 AM   |  A+A-

The Central Crime Branch sleuths have arrested the State vice president of Pattali Makkal Katchi for allegedly selling land at Korattur worth Rs 50 lakh with forged documents.

Police arrested KN Sekar (43) of Kallikuppam, Ambattur, the State vice president of PMK, in a real estate office at Thirumangalam following a complaint from a grocer T George of Periyar Nagar.

Police said George alleged that he had purchased a land belonging to Dr Thavamani of Kovilpatti, who had bought it from KN Sekar. The owner of the land Nagavalli had given power of attorney of the land to KN Sekar.

When George applied for encumbrance, he found that Sekar had also sold the land to one D Usha of Secretariat Colony, who had in turn sold it to a builder and developer through her agent, police said. The company had sold it to two others.

Following a complaint that the document registered with Thavamani was the one that was valid and that George was the land owner, police made the arrest.

Plumber Drowns

A plumber, who was fixing a water pipe inside a well drowned on Thursday at Nandambakkam. He could have died of asphyxiation after inhaling poisonous gas inside the well, police sources said. Durai Kannu (65), a plumber from Butt Road, St Thomas Mount was fitting a motor pump at the house of  William Joseph in Anna Street, Manapakkam. After fixing the motor in front of the house, the plumber  descended into the well with the help of a rope to fix water pipe. During the descent, his tool kit fell into the water. Durai Kannu, who knew how to swim, dived into the water with the aim of retrieving his kit but failed to surface, police said. The house owner alerted the Nandambakkam police, who in turn called Guindy fire personnel and the body of the sexagenarian was later recovered.

Marriage of Class IX Student Stopped

Officials stopped the marriage of a minor girl a day before the wedding day in Ambur, while they could only register a case in another reported minor marriage in Vaniyambadi.

Sources said Anandhi (14), a Class IX student from Ambur, was all set to marry Muthu (30) of Mathur in Tiruppattur, on Thursday. Her mother Jothi had reportedly fixed her marriage. Based on a tip off, an officer of the Social Welfare Department went to Anandhi’s house on Wednesday night and counselled her mother  against marrying her off before she turned 18, after which, the wedding was called off. In Vaniyambadi, the marriage of a 15-year-old girl to a 30-year-old man got over before the officials could reach the spot.

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