Dileep, along with six other people, has been asked to appear in person, for the case.

Land grab allegation against actor Dileep Lokayukta serves him notice
news Controversy Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:25

The alleged land grabbing by actor Dileep for constructing a cineplex theatre at Chalakudy in Thrissur, has taken a new turn.

The Lokayukta on Thursday served notices to 14 people, including the actor in this regard. The other people who were served notices include former District Collector of Thrissur M S Jaya, who is serving as Director of Public Instructions at present, Thrissur Corporation Secretary, East Chalakudy Village Officer and Principal Secretary of Revenue Department, among others.

The district surveyor will begin the resurvey of the land next week to examine if D Cinemas was built on the land of the revenue department, reports Manorama Online.

Dileep, along with six other people, has been asked to appear before the surveyor in person, with the documents of the property, the report states.

Dileep was recently arrested in the assault and abduction case of a female actor on July 10.

The allegation of land encroachment for building the multiplex is not new, but surfaced again after details about the report submitted by the Land Revenue Commissioner came to light on Sunday. 

Minister VS Sunilkumar has said that the government will reclaim the land, if the allegations are proved to be right.

In a complaint filed by Santhosh, a native of Aluva in Thrissur, it was said that the land was allocated to Chalakkudy Sreedharamangalam Sree Krishna temple, that Dileep allegedly grabbed, to build the theatre multiplex.

Former District Collector Thrissur MS Jaya had submitted a report favouring Dileep earlier. The complainant had later approached the High Court, following which the court had directed the Land Revenue Commissioner to submit a report. 

Show us some love! Support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here.