Friday, 31 July 2015


Real estate business has become a vulnerable and an easy avocation to make quick and huge money by land grabbers, brokers and criminals by hook or crook. The dangerous, brutal and cruel face of ‘real estate’ business is exhibited in this case,” is how the Madras High Court Bench here began a judgement on Monday.

Ordering a CBI enquiry into the murder of Madurai-based businessman K. Jamal Mohamed in June, Justice N. Kirubakaran went on to state: “The case on hand only speaks about what is happening in the real estate business for more than a decade. In this case, the victim, main accused and some other accused are in real estate business.

“It also proves another important fact about entry of criminals into politics. The main accused, Sithik alias Mohammed Sithik, who kidnapped and murdered K. Jamal Mohamed (whose body was found in Kodaikanal on June 8) along with others, is a district president of Tamizhaga Makkal Jananayaka Katchi and his political office was used to detain the victim.

“Similarly, another accused, Abbas alias Karadi Abbas, is the south zone secretary of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). Accused Marimuthu is in-charge of Anaiyur locality in Madurai for Naam Tamilar Katchi (led by film actor-director Seeman). The antecedents of the above accused would show that they are involved in commission of offences.

“If such criminals enter into the political parties and become local leaders, the police cannot go near them easily for interrogation as they create law and order problem using their political clout.”The Judge said the deceased was the managing trustee of K.M. Allauddin Rowther Dharma Trust which owned extensive properties in and around Madurai.

Dispute over land

The victim had a dispute with one G. Ganesan with respect to ownership of 1.64 acres of land, worth over Rs.30 crore, at Arapalayam here.

Even as the issue was being contested before various courts, Mr. Mohamed went missing on August 31 and his body was found near Perumal Malai in Kodaikanal after the surrender of one of the accused in a Melur court near here on June 6.

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