The Madras High Court Bench here on Monday (June 20th) ordered notice to popular Indian film actor Madhavan and Dindigul Collector on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition accusing the actor of having encroached a water channel abutting a land purchased by him at Balasamudram village in Palani Taluk.
A public interest litigation (PIL) had been filed by N Ganesan, a resident of Balasamudram, in this regard, which also accused the district collector of not acting on his complaint for removal of the alleged encroachment.
The plea states that on March 16 last year, the actor bought 1.97 hectares of land in Balasamudram from P Rajammal and later encroached a water body. He is alleged to have planted coconut and guava saplings, besides installing electric posts on the encroached land. Though the district collector was informed about the issue, no action was taken to remove the encroachments, the PIL says.
The petitioner also claims that he has been receiving threatening calls ever since he filed the plea.
Besides Madhavan, notices have also been issued to the district collector of Dindigul, Palani tahsildar, executive engineer of the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation of Palani in Dindigul.