Chennai, Feb 28 (PTI) DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s daughter Selvi and her son-in-law have moved the Madras High Court seeking to implead themselves in a prayer for a direction to expedite the trial in a cheating case filed against them. Also Read - High drama at Sabarimala foothills as women, police face ire of devotees

Justice M S Ramesh, before whom the impleading petitions came up, directed the Central Crime Branch Police and petitioner V Nedumaran to file their counter and posted the matter to March 21. Also Read - 11 women try to trek Sabarimala; tension prevails in Pamba

In their petitions, Selvi and her son-in-law V M Jyothimani submitted that they should be heard before the court passed any order on the petition filed by Nedumaran seeking to expedite the trial pending in the judicial magistrate court in Poonamallee near here. Also Read - Swami Agnivesh visits DMK chief Stalin

Nedumaran has submitted that he had given Rs 3.5 crore as advance to Jyothimani 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 owner of the land.

However, he neither executed the sale deed nor returned the advance money. When asked, he started threatening him, the petitioner alleged.

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

On a complaint from him, police have registered a case under IPC sections related to cheating and criminal intimidation, which is pending for trial. PTI CORR VS ZMN ZMN

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