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Police registers land grabbing case against expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri

PTI 28 Aug 2014, 8:26:45 AM IST
Madurai: Former union minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri has been booked for alleged grabbing of land belonging to a local temple, an official said on Wednesday.

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 here, 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.