'PMK Candidate Trying to Grab Property'

Published: 29th March 2014 08:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2014 08:02 AM   |  A+A-

A K Murthy, the PMK candidate for Arani constituency in Tiruvannamalai, seems to be facing a tough time in the run-up to the elections.

A few days ago, when he went with his supporters to canvass votes at Periyar Colony, a dalit pocket near Arani, local residents attacked vehicles in his convoy. And on Friday, trouble came from a different direction in the form of a property grab complaint lodged by a Tirunelveli- based woman.

The woman, Sasinthana,  wife of Ayyappan of Maharaja Nagar in Tirunelveli,  in her petition submitted at the Tirunelveli district collectorate said that she had a property in Saravana Street, T Nagar in Chennai . The property measured about 6240 sq ft in size. The property was worth more than `10 crore.

Sasinthana further said Murthy had forged documents in the name of his wife and attempted to grab the property.

She also claimed that a complaint in connection with the attempt by the present PMK candidate was lodged with the Anti-Land Grabbing Cell in Chennai and it was also registered by the cell in 2011.

Murthy had allegedly forged the document under the guise of a lease deed. Sasinthana said that she was fighting a pitched battle to recover the property in accordance with the law.

Speaking to reporters, Sasinthana said that she was the daughter of Hariram Sait, owner of Sokkalal Beedi. Her son Hari said a copy of the petition that was submitted to the district officials has also been faxed to Chief Electoral Officer, Chennai, on Friday for his scrutiny. When Express contacted Murthy over phone, he said that there was no truth in the allegations. He had taken the property on lease for 25 years in 1999 from one Mahalingam. However, the matter is now sub-judiced. The petition was aimed at causing damage to his reputation as he was facing the election on April 24, he added.

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