HC notice on land grab charge against MLA
Alleging that a sitting MLA of AIADMK had illegally grabbed 30 acres of land allotted to the fishing community in Madhavaram Taluk in Thiruvallur district, allotted during the 1995 AIADMK regime, six residents have approached the Madras High Court seeking redressal.
Poonkolali and five others submitted that the then-AIADMK government allotted about 30 acres of land to 1,288 people affected by sea erosion at Sadayankuppam village in the district.
The petitioners alleged that the land allotted to them was grabbed during the subsequent DMK rule with the help of sitting MLA K. Kuppan of AIADMK.
Claiming they were not in possession of the land at present and no action was taken on their representation to the Revenue Department in this regard, the petitioners sought the court to direct authorities to remove the encroachments.
Admitting the petition Justice M.M. Sundresh directed notice to the authorities returnable by eight weeks.