Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam functionary and former Madurai Deputy Mayor, ‘Misa’ M. Pandian, has alleged that he was duped of Rs. 20,000 by a woman, who claimed to be Anusha, daughter-in-law of former Union Minister, M.K. Alagiri.

On Monday, Mr. Pandian, accompanied by party lawyer and former Public Prosecutor, S. Mohan Kumar, gave a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner (Crime), K. Ferozekhan Abdullah.

Mr. Pandian said that he was filing the complaint as advised by the family members of Mr. Alagiri who feared that some anti-social elements had misused Ms. Anusha’s name.

The woman, claiming to be Anusha, wife of Durai Dayanidhi, had called him over his mobile phone from Karur on April 8. She wanted him to send Rs. 20,000 for her emergency expenses and his car for her use. “The woman had claimed that she had come to Coimbatore with Dayanidhi for a film shooting and was staying in Karur. Mr. Pandian sent a car to Karur, which was handed over to one Karthik, as per the instruction he got over phone, near a bakery at Karur,” Mr. Mohan Kumar told The Hindu. He was also given Rs. 20,000 as requested by the woman.

Subsequently, the woman wanted Mr. Pandian to send some other car as the first car had a fancy registration number. She also gave three suitcases claiming to be important documents to be handed over to Mr. Pandian. She asked for three SIM cards. Mr. Pandian sent his wife’s car on April 9.

Later, Mr. Pandian found that Mr. Dayanidhi was in Chennai and not Karur.

He went to Karur with his driver and took back his car that was parked near a bakery. When he opened the three suitcases given by the woman, he found only newspapers inside.The Deputy Commissioner has advised the DMK leader to make a complaint with the Karur police.

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