Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cops detain elusive don at Chennai airport

Chennai: The Kancheepuram police have detained S Dhanalakshmi, 21, a BBA student in the UK, whose father Shreedhar Dhanapalan is wanted in several land deal cases in Tamil Nadu. Dhanalakshmi, who was in the city, was about to board a flight to Dubai via Colombo in the wee hours of Saturday when immigration officials, acting on a notice from police, detained her.
Shreedar, according to police, has been operating from the Gulf country to broker big-ticket land deals in Tamil Nadu, often using force. A police officer said a team first picked up Dhanalakshmi who was on her way to Vellore on Friday evening. After a few inquiries, she was let off. The team informed immigration at Chennai airport to watch out for her leaving the country.
She was picked up from Chennai airport when she tried to leave to Dubai on a flight via Sri Lanka. The Kancheepuram police questioned Dhanalakshmi and recorded statements from her about the whereabouts of her father. During questioning, she told police that she came to meet her relative and when she was headed for Vellore, police intercepted her car near Ranipet on Friday. After they confirmed Dhanalakshmi was in the car, they brought her to Kancheepuram police station where she was interrogated for about three hours.
27/02/16 A Selvaraj/Times of India
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