The Judicial Magistrate here on Monday granted one-day police custody to former minister K.N. Nehru, his brother K.N. Ramajeyam and Deputy Mayor M. Anbazhagan in a land grab case registered against them by the City Crime Branch (CCB).
The Magistrate pronounced the order on a petition filed by the CCB seeking police custody of the three to elicit information from them pertaining to the case that was registered on September 18 on a complaint lodged by P. Karunanithi of Pollampalayam in Erode district.
The charge against Mr. Nehru and the other accused is that they had not only threatened Karunanithi to hand over his 9.33 acres of land at Kottapattu in the city but also forcibly took possession of it in 2008. The case was registered under various IPC sections including 147 (rioting), 341 (wrongful restraint), 365 (kidnap), 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation), 420 (cheating), 387 (putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt in order to commit extortion), 307 (attempt to murder) read with 120 B (criminal conspiracy). The Magistrate ordered the CCB to produce Mr. Nehru and the other two accused before the same court on Tuesday.