Chennai, Apr 5 (PTI) The Madras High Court today directed a Judicial Magistrate court near here to expedite the trial in a cheating case filed against DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s daughter Selvi and her son-in-law, within 6 months.

When the petition filed by one V Nedumaran came up, Justice PN Prakash directed the judicial magistrate court in Poonamallee near here to complete the trial in the case within six months.

The petitioner sought expedition of the trial pending in the lower court.

he petitioner had submitted that he had given Rs 3.5 crore as advance to Jyothimani, son-in-law of Selvi for purchase of 2.94 acres of land in Thalambur village near here in 2007 after he claimed himself to be the power agent of the land owner.

However, he neither executed the sale deed nor returned the advance money.

When asked, he started threatening him, the petitioner alleged.

When he had approached Selvi, the principal owner of the land he was physically attacked physically, Nedumaran charged.

On a complaint from him, a case under Indian Penal Code sections related to cheating and criminal intimidation was registered, which is pending for trial.

In February last, Selvi and her son-in-law had moved the high court seeking to implead themselves in the prayer for a direction to expedite the trial in the case.

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