The City Corporation official sealed the building belonging to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi’s grand daughter. The building is located at Hopes College junction near peelamedu in the city on Monday.
Tension prevailed few hours on Monday morning before the corporation official sealed the building. As many as 30 police personnel had been posted in front of building to avoid untoward incident. Initially the building owners picked up a quarrel with the corporation official.
The building is in the name of P Viswanathan who is a building contractor and V Poongulali. She is the only daughter of Tamilarasu who is third son of Karunanidhi and Dayalu ammal.
Sources said, Poongulali was residing near Ganapathy for the last three years after marrying Premkumar son of retired DSP Palanisamy. An approximate 30,000 square feet building was constructed on his land.
On Friday, officials of town planning wing in the city Corporation issued notices to the building owner to vacate the materials kept inside before Monday. Both the entrance of the ground plus two floors commercial building located on Hopes College junction along Avinashi road was locked and sealed by the corporation official.
“It is mandatory that every building owner in the city limit should get a license from the town planning wing. In this case the building owner Viswanathan had failed to get license,” said Varadharajan Town Planning officer (TPO) of the city corporation.
However the building owner had constructed the building only getting an approval from local planning authority (LPA). The building was also found constructed violating Tamil Nadu town and country planning act. “The building should be constructed seven meters away from the road. However the building was constructed only leaving four meters distance. Similarly it also violated side space of 14 feet,” said a corporation official. The building occupies a two-wheeler showroom which was functioning for the last two years.The office was functioning on the first floor and the service station on the second floor.
Though the owner Viswanthan filed a suit, it is pending in the High Court and local munsiff court which prevented the corporation official from sealing the building so far. However, recently the city corporation got an opinion from Additional government pleader (AGP) who gave permission to seal the building.
“The move by the city corporation is politically motivated as they did not even provide signed copy for sealing the building. We will move to high court in coming days and revoke the seal order,” said Mayilvaganan advocate who is dealing the case told reporters.