Land, the conman’s favourite hunting ground

It’s a fine art these days, and a smarter bunch running the business. The petty thieves are history. Modern day tricksters are the suave and polished types who otherwise existed only on pages written by Sydney Sheldon. These days they’re cashing in on land, which has for obvious reasons become a most popular hunting ground.

The prey? Farmers around Chennai.

And thanks to loopholes in the system which can be exploted with a small investment under the table, it’s all within the framework of the law.

Read more about the farmers whose property has gone boom, boom.

4 Comments so far

  1. CityFarmer (unregistered) on October 16th, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

    Hey Mr. Jacob,
    Nice post dude. Irony is that will these farmers know anything we read, discuss or ur good measure taken here. The qn is who will take it forward from here or will it just remain a post to browse through with no one taking any measure, if so like any other thing in India this will also go to the garbage soon!

  2. Vivek (unregistered) on October 16th, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

    Good Point CityFarmer,
    Maybe bunch of guys from here can meet those people in the village and be representative and fight for their rights. Maybe this could be our first step and see how a collective actions makes a difference.

  3. Vivek (unregistered) on October 16th, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

    Oh by the way, the immediate step would be to find out who those agents are and expose them, so that public/corporation wont buy any lands from them.

  4. ram (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 6:52 am

    Chennai sucks people here are so stupid that they have not been able to grasp the concept
    of a surname. TN is the only state in India where people have no surname forget about
    customer service people are mannerless morons.

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