The three-member team assigned the task of mapping the land allegedly grabbed by Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court P.D. Dinakaran began its inquiry on Wednesday by meeting both the Tiruvallur district administration and the Judge’s representatives.

Joint-Commissioner (Land Reforms) Villupuram A. Balasubramani also met the team and submitted a report that Mr. Justice Dinakaran, his family members and companies owned by them were possessing excess land under the Land Ceiling Act.

“Through mapping, we will reflect what is on the ground that will help the authorities take a decision. We are not taking any decision,” Major General R. Sivakumar, who is heading the team, told reporters. The other two members are Sanjay Kumar, Director, Geospatial Data Centre, Survey of India, Lucknow, and R. Dharmaraj, Additional Survey General of India. On the terms of reference of the team, he said it was only mapping.

“There are many aspects to the issue. But we are concerned only with mapping of the area,” he stressed, adding that it would take around one-and-a-half months to complete the work.

Mr. Sivakumar said the team would certainly visit Kaverirajapuram in Tiruvallur district, where the alleged land-grabbing had taken place.