Martin is also said to be close to the DMK, especially to the Karunanidhi family. He was arrested on charges of seizing a land in Salem worth Rs 2 crore with his brother-in-law Benjamin.
Martin, in a similar case is on conditional bail and also accused of possessing a Land in Madurai that belonged to a temple. He was charged of selling the land worth Rs 20 crore to Alagiri's wife for Rs 85 lakh.
Martin's business suffered a huge knock back in 2003 after the AIADMK regime banned lottery business in the state following which the state had to suffer a loss of Rs 15,000 crore approximately in the business.
According to reports, Martin regained for his losses and then invested his money in a real estate firm, media, a textile showroom and then a nursing college.