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Updated: March 3, 2012 19:36 IST

Natarajan held on charges of land grabbing

S. Vijay Kumar
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A file photo of M. Natarajan, husband of V.K. Sasikala. File photo
The Hindu A file photo of M. Natarajan, husband of V.K. Sasikala. File photo

M. Natarajan, husband of V.K. Sasikala, was arrested in connection with a case of alleged land grabbing here on Saturday.

A special team of the Thanjavur police picked up Mr. Natarajan from his Besant Nagar residence around 7 p.m. He would be produced in a Thanjavur court and lodged in the Tiruchi central prison, police sources said.

The case arises out of a complaint lodged by S. Ramalingam of Vilar near Thanjavur with the District Crime Branch police that Mr. Natarajan and his associates forcibly encroached upon his 15,000 sq.ft property to construct a memorial there. After razing the cashew plantation, they put up a shed. The accused also intimidated the complainant to sell his property.

Police registered a case against Mr. Natarajan, his brother M. Swaminathan, and associates Chinnaiah, Suresh, Elanchezhiyan and Kubendran under various Sections of IPC, including 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy), 147 (punishment for rioting) and 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation), and Section 3 of the Tamil Nadu Public Property (Prevention of Damage and Loss) Act, a source said.

“Special teams have been formed to arrest others involved in the case. Mr. Natarajan was at home when the team went there. After asking for the reasons for his arrest, he cooperated,” a senior police officer told The Hindu. Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Tiruchi range) A. Amalraj led the team.

Sasikala has absolved CM J.Jayalalithaa totally at court. Whether this is true or not, I only hope and
pray that Jayalalithaa disassociates herself from Sasikala and coterie and does not ever allow her to
come back to her fold as in earlier instances. If Jayalalithaa can steel herself to do this, she can do
amazing things for our state & make it leapfrog to the top of the table amongst developed States in
India. As Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar etc have done for their States, Jaya can do the same for
Tamilnadu. Develop infrastructure, bring in new industries, improve roads, primary & secondary
education, health care sector, electricity generation, clean water and improved sanitation facilities,
Metro &Mono Rail projects, greenfield Airport at Sriperumbudur to meet future requirements. She
is fortunate to have such a wonderful opportunity granted by Providence itself to etch her name
permanently in the annals of the history of Tamilnadu. Will She? May God Bless her with the WILL ..

from:  Ravee
Posted on: Mar 3, 2012 at 18:59 IST

I hope Natarajan, Sasikala and their entire coterie is put in prison and brought to justice for all the attrocities they have committed so far. I hope Shri JJ sticks to this separation and doesn't get back together with this gang again. Our Chief Minister is extremely determined and capable person. She can do wonders for TN if she abandons this good-for-nothing criminal gang. She can become the Modi of TN or even become better than Mr. Modi. I wish her the best.

from:  srini
Posted on: Feb 19, 2012 at 08:25 IST

I do not support Sasikala and gang. However this is a classic case of how police and
the Administrative machinery are used as personal tools by politicians. Are we now saying that the police did not know that Sasikala and gang were a bunch of crooks all these years ? India has become like African dictatorships.

from:  Raj
Posted on: Feb 19, 2012 at 05:54 IST

And Sasikala goes around giving Jayalalitha a clean chit absolving her of all responsibilities of running of the companies. If these companies did petty business then it is understandable but when these companies were acquiring crores of ruppees worth of assets how can the partner not be aware - who are they trying to fool and if the judiciary is accepting this then GOD save this Country. Are we so honest that when our family members are put in jail, we go around absolving people who are responsible for putting our family members in jail. The game plan is a cheap trick you scratch my back i scratch yours. Sad part is the systems allows such games to be played for there is no accountability in the system whatsoever. All we as citizens need to do is ask if any one thing in our system works the way it has to work and we have the answers suprising fact is everyone seems to know what is wrong other than the law enforcement authorities as they are busy catching 2wheeler riders without helmet

from:  Sanat Attavar
Posted on: Feb 18, 2012 at 22:53 IST

Its time for the Tamil Nadu gets rid of corruption and violence and the Chief Minister should work hard on it with iron fist.

from:  Shiva
Posted on: Feb 18, 2012 at 22:19 IST
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