In a statement Chennai, Ms Jayalalithaa said, ""Special Cell was set up at the DGP Office in the city and at all the districts to inquire into the complaints and take steps to restore the grabbed land to the owners. As promised by during campaigning in the run up to the Assembly Polls""
Ms Jayalalithaa announced constitution of the special cells to go into the complaints of land grabbing during the 2006-2011 DMK Regime and take action against those involved in it under IPC and other sections.
'Also said, 'All the complaints will be inquired into and those involved in such frauds will be dealt as per law. The lands will be retrieved from them and restored to the owners. My action will give the people, who had lost their lands through forcible means during the DMK Regime, the hope that they will get back their lands". Stating land grabbing and forcibe sale of lands were rampant during the DMK Regime, she said police did not act on the complaints preferred by the affected people then.
''As many as 1,449 land grabbing complaints have been received from the people till July one this year. Since complaints of land grabbing are being received, special cells has been set up as it would be difficult for police stations to go into all the complaints," she said. Following receipt of complaints that DMK functionaries were involved in land grbabing, police have launched a state-wide crack down on the orders of Ms Jayalalithaa, resulting in more number of complaints being received by the police.