The Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, a farmers’ association affiliated to the CPI(M), on Thursday urged the Tamil Nadu government to inquire into allegations of land grabbing by politicians, former government officials and the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, P.D. Dinakaran, in Tiruvallur district.
The organisation will hold a demonstration on September 22 in support of its demand.
“We have documents to support our allegations against Justice Dinakaran. We are ready to submit the documents to the government if an inquiry is ordered. Lands have been registered in the name of the judge, his wife and daughters,” K. Balakrishnan, general secretary of the association, said.
Mr. Balakrishnan alleged that over 400 acres of farmland was in the possession of Justice Dinakaran. There were four transformers to provide power supply.
“It is also a clear case that demands action under the Land Ceiling Act. The occupied area also includes two big ponds. The road leading to the farm has been named after Justice P.D. Dinakaran,” he said, adding a delegation led by a CPI(M) legislator had already made a representation to the Chief Secretary.
Mr. Balakrishnan said his organisation would decide the next course of action if the government failed to inquire into the issue.
“If necessary we will enter the land. We have done so in the past and recovered the lands for their rightful owners,” he said.
Mr. Balakrishnan pointed out that though about 50 lakh acres of poramboke land was available in the State, the government was not able to distribute two acres of land to each poor family under the programme it had launched.