Land grabbing case against Alagiri

Written by Press Trust of India | Madurai | Updated: Aug 28 2014, 14:58pm hrs
AlagiriMadurai Rural Land grabbing prevention wing police have registered a complaint against Alagiri. (PTI photo)
Former Union minister and expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri has been booked for alleged grabbing of land belonging to a local temple, an official said today.

Madurai Rural Land grabbing prevention wing police have registered a complaint that Alagiri, son of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, had allegedly grabbed land belonging to a Goddess Mariamman temple for the Dhya Engineering College at Shivarakottai near Madurai, run by a trust headed by him.

The complaint about the alleged land grabbing had been lodged by the Assistant Commissioner of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR and CE) Board Karunanidhi, according to the Joint Commissioner of the Board Muthuvijayan.

The official said the complaint had been given to the Police and they had registered it.

Police said they had received the complaint and refused to give any further detail.

The college was set up by the Alagiri Educational Trust in 2011 but it became operational only this year following a prolonged legal battle for securing affiliation by Anna University.