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July 7th 2012
Injambakkam Councillor in Trouble for providing illegal water connection to a private flat when the construction is actually going on. That area association members contacted IAC Chennai for help. That rowdy Councillor threatened that he will kill the person who gave complaint against him and used all kind of foul language. He also sent two policemen to threaten his family members. IAC Chennai volunteers will accompany the perosn to the police station for giving a complaint against the ADMK Councillor. Any one around Neelankarai are welcome to join. Will update the time soon.
Councillor hand in illegal water connection at Injambakkam
A ruling party councillor in Injambakkam on Thursday allegedly terrorised local civic activists and metro water officials when they objected to an illegal drinking water connection to an upcoming flat in the locality.
The civic activists alleged that all town planning norms and metro water rules had been violated to benefit the builder.
A group of officials from the Chennai Metro Water and Sewerage Board was humiliated by councillor V. Annamalai and after heated arguments, the team snapped the illegal connection and left the spot, sources said.
“Private workers had dug up a concrete road to provide water supply and when the residents objected, the councillor warned them of dire consequences,” complained K Sainath, president, Rajan Nagar Civic Welfare Association.
“Chief minister Jayalalithaa is concerned about public welfare and she has even pulled up a few errant councillors warning them to be clean, but our councillor has not changed and this is the third time that an attempt to provide illegal water connection has been thwarted in our area,” said Pon Thangavelu, a local resident.
Councillor V. Annamalai, meanwhile, said that a few vested interests in the locality were nnecessarily dragging his name into the episode. “The particular builder has obtained permission in 2010 from the Injambakkam panchayat prior to annexure of local body with the corporation.
The CM is keen on providing drinking water to every household, but some pseudo activists prohibited the Metro Water engineers from providing water connection,” he said.
“The councillors’ behaviour is unbearable and whenever illegal connections are identified and snapped, the ward representative abuses the department staff,” said a local metro water official.
“We have taken up the issue with our chief engineer and I have pleaded with my superiors to transfer me to some other ward, as working in ward 196 is becoming a nightmare,” the engineer added. When asked about the road being dug up without permission, corporation commissioner D. Karthikeyan said necessary action would be taken.