New Delhi, August 13 (): The Tamil Nadu cops in the Tamil Nadu Bhavan decided to spy on the wife of Union Minister M K Alagiri. In the wake of reports of her being involved in a land grab case, the cops decided to trail her, finally they ended disturbing the Army Hq and in turn the Delhi police.
The Kamraj marg houses the Sena Bhavan and the DRDO Hq apart from the official residence of the Union Minister. On Monday the TN CID got to know from media that Alagiri and his wife visited Kanimozhi in Tihar jail. From then onwards they wanted to trail her to find out about her visits in Delhi. Finally an Inspector and two constables in mufti decided to get closer to the house and this when the Army security noticed the trio lurking around in a suspicious manner.
The Delhi cops swooped down on the trio and whisked them away. They produced the ID cards but only after officials in TN house confirmed that these men were TN police were they let off. Kanthi Alagiri bought land from lottery king Santiago Martin, who faces over 50 criminal cases. Land worth over Rs 20 crore was sold to Kanthi Alagiri for Rs 85 lakhs in 2010.The deal took place after Alagiri became Union minister. Other key Alagiri aides have been arrested on criminal charges.
Lottery kingpin Santiago Martin and his brother-in-law Benjamin have been arrested by the Salem city police in Tamil Nadu on charges of land grabbing. The Madras High Court had earlier ordered action against him in the case but the previous DMK government sat on the order.
Martin is known to be close to Karunanidhi. The full extent of the land grabbing allegations against Alagiri’s family was revealed by CNN-IBN on Wednesday with documentary evidence. CNN-IBN accessed documents to show how Alagiri’s wife Kanthi bought temple land worth over Rs 20 crore for just Rs 85 lakh from a man facing over 50 criminal cases.