Four more DMK leaders arrested

August 4th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) Four more opposition DMK leaders, including a former minister, were arrested Thursday morning on land grab charges in Tamil Nadu, police said.

Former DMK minister and party district secretary N.K.K.P. Raja, the mayor of Erode municipality, Kumar Murugesh, and two other functionaries O.C. Vishwanathan and Rajendran were arrested from Erode, 335 km from here, a police officer told IANS over phone.

Former DMK minister and leader Veerapandi S. Arumugam, who was out on bail in a land grab case, was Saturday put in Coimbatore jail in a similar case. DMK legislator from Chennai J. Anbazhagan was also arrested.

DMK president M. Karunanidhi has alleged that vendetta politics is being played by the ruling AIADMK which came to power this year. Chief Minister J. Jayalaltihaa has stoutly denied the charge.

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