VELLORE: A 42-year-old man staged a dharna on Monday at the District Police Office protesting the inaction on the part of the district administration and the police department to make the local money lender return land documents pledged for a loan he had taken.
Narayanan (42), a farmer in Valipattu village near Vaniyambadi claims to owning a one-acre parcel of land in the locality. Narayanan had pledged the ownership deed with Pazhani, a local financier.
In return for the deed, he obtained `40,000 to tide over the financial problems he was going through in 2011.
In 2012, when Pazhani had asked for the loan to be repaid, Narayanan could not do so.
Pazhani agreed to have the agreement transferred to Selvanathan, yet another financier, to whom the land documents were transferred. Narayanan received an additional `10,000 from Selvanathan after pledging his land as collateral.
In January Narayanan petitioned the Collector claiming that Selvanathan was not returning his land documents even though he was ready to repay the debt.
Selvanathan, Narayanan claims, is also threatening Narayanan’s life. He also filed a police complaint in Vaniyambadi taluk police station on this issue.
On Monday, he staged a dharna in front of the district police office for not taking any action on the matter to date.
Police officials pacified him and he called off the protest after an assurance from officials.