On charges of forcibly transferring ownership of paper mill

The District Crime Branch on Saturday arrested Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam legislator from Chepauk J. Anbazhagan and J. Kingsley, a resident of Coimbatore, on charges of forcibly transferring the ownership and management of a paper mill from G. Seenivasan, a resident of Udumalpet, to Kingsley's name.

While Mr. Anbazhagan, who is also the district secretary (South Chennai) of the party, was taken into custody in Chennai by a DCB team, Mr. Kingsley was arrested in Coimbatore. A Judicial Magistrate court at Udumalpet in the district remanded them to judicial custody till August 12.

They have been lodged in Coimbatore Central Prison.

A release issued by the District Police Office here stated that apart from Mr. Anbazhagan and Mr. Kingsley, six more persons, including Hansraj Saxena of Sun Pictures, have been named accused in the case.

Saxena is in judicial custody in another case.

All the accused have been charged under Sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 418 (cheating with documents), 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using forged documents as genuine), 387 (extortion), and 506 (i) (criminal intimidation) r/w 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy).

Zion Paper Mill Private Limited at Kaduvattypalayam near Tirupur was purchased by Seenivasan from Mr. Kingsley through an agreement on May 1, 2008. An indemnity bond was also executed, the release said.

Subsequently, Mr. Seenivasan invested more funds and expanded the production capacity of the mill.

Once the business started flourishing, the accused called Mr. Seenivasan to the office of Mr. Anbazhagan at T. Nagar in Chennai on July 29, 2009 and forced him to sign some papers to transfer the ownership and management of the mill back to Mr. Kingsley.

A threat to his life was also allegedly made.

The accused did not give any money to Mr. Seenivasan for the ‘sale' of the mill.

Mr. Seenivasan lodged a complaint with the police after the accused warned him to remain silent, DCB sources said.

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