Tamil Nadu ‘lottery king’ arrested

August 14th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Businessman Santiago Martin, termed the “lottery king”, was arrested here Saturday in a land grab case, police said.

According to police, Martin was arrested by a police team from Salem on a complaint lodged by Balaji.

Police said Martin had sold land pledged by Balaji without the latter’s knowledge. The land is worth around Rs.2 crore.

The Coimbatore-based Martin is the first prominent businessman to be arrested for land grabbing, in which the AIADMK government has slapped cases against several leaders of the opposition DMK.

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