Kamaraj had allegedly demanded Rs 30 lakh to evict a person from the realtor’s property, but had cheated him once the money was paid.

File FIR against Food Minister Kamaraj for allegedly cheating a realtor SC tells TN govtImage: R Kamaraj/ YouTube.com
news Crime Friday, April 28, 2017 - 14:35

Amidst all the uncertainty vexing the Tamil Nadu government, there’s also legal trouble headed its way. The Supreme Court, on Friday, ordered the Tamil Nadu police to file an FIR against Minister for Food R Kamaraj, for allegedly cheating a realtor of Rs 30 lakh.

According to the petition filed by the realtor, SVS Kumar from Tiruvarur district, Kamaraj had demanded this amount in 2011 for election expenses, in exchange for evicting an occupant from Kumar’s property in Chennai. Kamaraj was then contesting the Assembly elections from the Nannilam constituency.

Kumar claimed that he had purchased a piece of property at Sringeri Mutt Road, Mylapore. The house owner had sought time to vacate the premises. But even after several months, he did not do so. Kumar had then approached Kamaraj for help, who demanded funds in return for his intervention.

Kumar allegedly agreed to the deal and paid over the amount. Kumar also claimed that he paid Rs 15 lakh to a man named Ramakrishnan, who is said to be a cousin of Kamaraj. But once Kamaraj was elected as the MLA, the realtor alleged, he refused to meet Kumar.

On March 10, 2015, Kumar finally filed a complaint at the Mannargudi police station against Kamaraj and Ramakrishnan. In April 2015, the Madras High Court had directed the police to inquire into the complaint.

 

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