He was nabbed from Tiruvannamalai

Fraud real-estate agent arrested by Chennai police in land grab case
news Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 15:25

A real estate professional wanted in connection with a landgrab case has been arrested and detained under the stringent Goondas Act, police said on Wednesday in Chennai.

They said one Madanagopal had filed a complaint that four persons had sold his Rs 1.25 crore property at Adyar area in Chennai using fake documents since he had been living in Dubai for long.

They had impersonated him and given the power of attorney to one Velu to sell the property, who in turn sold off the land to another buyer, police said.

Three accused, Chokkalingam, Murugan and Lakshmanraj, had been arrested as early as in 2013 in connection with the case issue even as Velu had absconded, police said.

A special team nabbed him from Tiruvannamalai recently and he was later remanded to judicial custody. He was detained under the Goondas Act on March 1, 2016, police said.

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