The Chennai police have registered a case against the former Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and DMK deputy general secretary, M.K. Stalin; his son Udhayanithi Stalin; and four others on charges of extortion and criminal intimidation, police sources said on Thursday.
The case arises out of a complaint by N.S. Kumar alias N. Seshadri Kumar (64) of Alwarpet that he was forced by Mr. Stalin and his family members to sell his house on Chitaranjan Das Road to Venugopal Reddy. The property is located adjacent to Mr. Stalin's house.
Mr. Kumar said he built his house on a 2.5-ground land, while 6.5 ground land belonging to his family members was bought over by Mr. Stalin. Since then Mr. Stalin had had a plan to buy his property too. After letting the house to a tenant, Mr. Kumar shifted to another house at Alwarpet.
He alleged that the tenant was threatened to vacate. Another tenant Devi Palanisamy, who moved in for a monthly rent of Rs. 1.2 lakh, was also forced to leave. When industrialist Subba Reddy of Ceebros Property Development Ltd., Raja Shankar and Srinivasan asked him to sell it to Mr. Stalin, Mr. Kumar claimed, he went to the Teynampet police on July 16, 2010 to lodge a complaint. However, the police refused to accept his petition.