DMK MP arrested in land grabbing case
In his complaint, Samikannu alleged that his 1.47 acres of land was grabbed by Ritheesh using forged documents. Ritheesh, a first time MP, is a party strongman in Ramanathapuram.
After coming to power in May, the Tamil Nadu government has launched a crackdown on land grabbing, putting several DMK leaders, including some MLAs and former ministers, in jail. The DMK has alleged that the government`s action smacks of political vendetta.