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Monday, August 8, 2011

TAMILNADU LANDGRABBING SCAM: HC moved against college run by Alagiri's trust!!

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PTI / / Last Updated : 08 Aug 2011.

MADURAI: A petition has been filed in Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court against an engineering college set up here by a trust in which Union Minister M K Alagiri is a trustee, alleging violation of Land Reforms Act in acquiring land for it.

The petitioner, a farmers association, also alleged the Daya Engineering College, run by M K Alagiri Educational Trust, had been built after silting a channel that linked a river to a tank which irrigated 350 acres of land.

In his petition, Secretary of the Madurai District Farmers' Welfare Association M. Ramalingam charged that during the DMK regime a fraudulent land use certificate was obtained declaring that the area as dry land after silting the channel.

He also alleged some individual farmers had been threatened to sell their lands to the college.

Also, the college had violated one of the conditions for granting approval by letting sewage into the river and dug giant borewells resulting in drinking water shortage in the area, the petition contended.

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