A Karur court on Thursday directed the anti-land-grabbing cell to submit a report on a petition filed by a DMK lawyer calling for an enquiry into the reported purchase of a 3.5 acre plot from a youth by the State Transport Minister Senthil Balaji and his brother Ashok Kumar allegedly through intimidation.

The youth Gokul (33) of Kolathupalayam had, in his complaint preferred with the anti-land-grabbing cell, stated that an eight-member group owing allegiance to the Minister had forcibly obtained his signature in the land documents on June 3, 2012.

The petition seeking an enquiry into the Minister’s role in the land transaction was filed in the court of the second Judicial Magistrate by advocate Maniraj.

Judicial Magistrate Ramanathan adjourned the case to December 15, directing the police to submit the enquiry report.