Over Rs 750 crore worth land restored to owners:Jaya

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Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Apr24: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday, Apr 24, said over Rs 750 crore worth land grabbed illegally had been recovered and restored to their rightful owners since the AIADMK came to power last year.

A total of 34,703 complaints had been received and 1317.15 acres recovered and restored to their rightful owners, she told the state assembly.

A total of 391 land grabbing cells had been formed in the state, she said. The Chief Minister denied that the effort was aimed against her party's arch rival, the DMK, saying non-DMK members against whom complaints have been receieved had also faced action.

Scores of DMK members including former Ministers had been arrested in connection with land-grab cases after the AIADMK came to power last year. DMK strongmen Veerapandi S Arumugam, KN Nehru and K Ponmudi are among those who were arrested.

PTI

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