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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2967

Viduthalai Chiruthaikal headquarters to be evicted

By Gopal Ethiraj, Chennai

Chennai, 24 July ( The Thol.Thirumavalavan MP’s Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) headquarters in Ashok Nagar, Chennai, comes under hammer and eviction. The Madras High Court has ordered eviction.

Declaring it an encroachment, Mr. Justice M Jayapaul directed the Commissioner of Police to take back possession of the land in question from the encroachers within 15 days. The case relates to a piece of land at 100 Feet Road, Ashok Nagar, Chennai, where the VCK headquarters is located.

The case was filed by Dittakavi Anantha Padmanabhamoorthy, Kandhukuri Saibaba and Kandhukuri Ramasubramaniam, against Mambalam- Guindy Tashildar, the inspector of police of Ashok Nagar police station, C Vedha Arun Nagarajan, P K Ali Akbar, S Paramanandam, M S Mani and A C Shanmugam.

According to the petitioners they bequeathed the property by the Will of M Lakshmi Devi, their aunt. The property, according to the petitioners, has been under dispute due to a number of encroachment attempts, but the controversy relating to the VCK, however, began in 2007.

On April 13, 2007, an encroachment attempt was thwarted after a complaint was made to the Commissioner of Police. Subsequently, a hearing was held by the Mambalam-Guindy Tehsildar who passed an order on May 25, 2007 in favour of Veda Arun Nagarajan. Since then the VCK headquarters has been functioning from the said property.

The petitioners held that the Tehsildar failed to consider the earlier orders by the civil courts and the Madras High Court in 1997 and 2004, which granted the petitioners the right, title and possession over the said property.

The High Court on Thursday held that the order of the Mambalam-Guindy Tehsildhar was frivolous and nullified the order and directed the Commissioner of Police to remove the encroachers.

- Asian Tribune -

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