Udayanidhi Stalin under scan for landgrab charges

Former chief minister M. Karunanidhi's grandson Udayanidhi Stalin on Thursday morning appeared before the investigation officers of landgrab cell at the commissionerate in Egmore.

The officials at CCB conducted inquiries with Udayanidhi Stalin, who will appear before the investigation officer in landgrab cell every day at 10 am and had came to sign the anticipatory bail register at the assistant commissioner's office in Central Crime Branch.

However, Udayanidhi's lawyers said they would file a petition with the Madras high court seeking to relax his bail conditions.

Udayanidhi said that he was asked whether he rented the house bought by Venugopal Reddy, one of the accused in the case and had answered in the affirmative.

In the first week of December, CCB officials registered a cheating case against the former deputy chief minister, Stalin, his son Udayanidhi and Stalin's aides Rajasankar, Srinivas, businessmen Subba Reddy and Venugopal Reddy based on a complaint by S. Kumar, a businessman from Alwarpet.

The complainant claimed that he was forced to sell his two and-a-half ground property in Teynampet at a low price.

A few days later, the high court granted anticipatory bail to Udayanidhi Stalin and Stalin's aide Rajasankar, who surrendered before the magistrate court in Saidapet and got his bail order. Udayanidhi Stalin sought time, as he was on vacation.

The court ordered Udayanidhi Stalin to appear before the magistrate in Saidapet before the second week of January. In line with the order, Udayanidhi Stalin on Wednesday surrendered before the XI metropolitan magistrate court in Saidapet.

Earlier, Stalin met the additional director general of police T. Rajendran, claiming that the case has been foisted against him.


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