The charges against Sasikalaa and her relatives-Sudhagar, Ravanan, Kannan, Govindaraj and Sivakumar include attempt to grab 1.2 acres of land that was bought in 2011 by KR Radhakrishnan, party district vice-president through a bank auction.
A section of police officials were also seen socialising with the encroachers. A petition has been sent to Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa and and the director general of police, claimed BJP leaders before the media.
Party leaders reveal that the land was purchased by Radhakrishnan at PN Pudur near Vadavalli in Oct at an auction conducted by State Bank of India after an amount of Rs 2.2 crore was paid. He was however, not let to enter the land on Oct 30 by a sub inspector (SI). According to the Sub-Inspector the bank did not have the authority to sell the land.
When the BJP leader tried entering the land, he was stopped physcially and threatned to be arrested.
The alleged interest of Sasikalaa in the land came to light after the BJP leader approached a deputy police commissioner in the city who advised him not to get into any conflict with Sasikalaa.
The leaders have claimed they have enough evidence against Sasikala, Ravanan and others and have demanded their arrest.