EX-PMK MLA held in land grab case

NAMAKKAL: Former PMK MLA Dr K Nedunchezhian was arrested here today on the charge of grabbing land belonging to the historical Gandhi Ashram in Tiruchengode in the district.

Nedunchezhian was arrested in connection with the case registered on a complaint by an official of the ashram, District Crime Branch DSP Parameswaram said.The ashram was set up in 1925 by late Rajaji, known as the conscience keeper of Mahatma Gandhi, on four acres of land donated by a local zamindar with the objective of empowerment of rural women and creation of self sufficiency for rural poor.Rajaji, a stalwart of the freedom struggle in the south, had stayed in the ashram for about 10 years.Besides the former MLA, who had recently quit the PMK, two of his associates Kamaraj, an advocate, and Ponmani, former president of Tiruchengode Panchayat, were also taken into custody, he said.All the three were produced before a magistrate court and remanded to judicial custody.




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