Madurai: A criminal petition has been filed in the Madras High Court bench here by a Karur-based land owner, seeking to register a case against DMK functionary Chinnasamy, a former AIADMK minister, for allegedly threatening him to sell a property in 2007.
  
Petitioner Gnanasekaran alleged that though he had entered into an agreement with three persons for purchasing 7.8 acres, Chinnasamy and others, including his son, obtained a sale deed in favour of another person in 2008 after abducting the vendors.
  
He said on November 17, 2011, he lodged complaint before the SP, Karur. But police refused to initiate action against the accused. Hence, he filed the present petition.
  
The matter is likely to come up for hearing next week.

(Agencies)