The police on Monday arrested a former police officer, his wife and two other women on charges of attempting to grab a 9-acre plot of land worth Rs. 200 crore in Perumbakkam, Sholinganallur. The plot belongs to the State government.

Police said Ramaraj (56) of Chromepet, was formerly a sub-inspector with the DVAC.

In 2006, Ramaraj had created a fake order that purported to be from the sub-collector of Chengalpattu. The order said the plot had been handed over to Dhanammal (80), one of the suspects.

Using this and other forged documents, the suspects entered their names as owners in revenue department records.

Ramaraj then created another document stating that Dhanammal had sold the land to his wife Sankarammal (49). He tried to obtain a patta for the land at the tahsildar’s office in Tambaram in 2008. but was turned down. The tahsildar, realising the plot belonged to the government, lodged a police complaint.

Ramaraj, his wife Sankarammal, Dhanammal and her accomplice Selvi (45), were arrested and remanded.

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