Two days after music director Ganagai Amaran's outburst against VK Sasikala for 'snatching' his property, a Chennai based anti-corruption activist group has submitted a complaint to the TN Director General of Police. Arappor Iyakkam, in its complaint, has accused VK Sasikala and her family members of usurping Government and private property.
In the complaint filed on February 9, the group claims that the AIADMK General Secretary and her relatives have been involved in encroaching into Government land and ponds in Tamil Nadu for the last two decades. The activist group demands that immediate action be taken against the 'law violators', an FIR be filed and the encroached land be recovered. The complaint particularly pertains to the Siruthavur, Payanoor and Karunkuzhipallam villages of Thiruporur and Kanchipuram. 112 acres of land in the area have allegedly been compounded by Sasikala and her relatives, with police providing round the clock security.
"It becomes a great cause of concern for people of Tamil Nadu that a person involved in grabbing of Government lands, ponds and other private property is at the verge of becoming Chief Minister," writes Jayaram Venkatesan, Convenor of the Arappor Iyakkam. "In spite of several complaints of land grabbing, local police officials have just been hand in glove in the whole process and not acted on it," he claims.
The Arappor Iyakkam has further attached documents and listed out 4 case studies in which Sasikala and her family members have been accused. For example, a Government pond bearing survey number 406 in Siruthavur village in Kanchipuram District has reportedly been registered under the name of VN Sudhakaran, allegedly by using forged documents. The activist group claims Sasikala's family is behind the encroachment.
Music Director Gangai Amaran's accusation has also featured in the letter. "Ms.Sasikala sent VN Sudhakaran to Ganagai Amaran's home along with officials and threatened them and got signatures for sale transfer. The land was registered in the name of Ms.Sasikala. Mr.Gangai Amaran has not only complained but also said this in open court and recorded clearly in the Cunha Judgement of the Disproportionate assets case of the former CM, Sasikala, Illavarasi and Sudhakaran," the letter states.
The activist group has further demanded that the police withdraw all security given to land reportedly grabbed by Sasikala and her family members and restore the property to its original owners.