The Madras High Court has served a notice to actor R Madhavan in connection with an alleged encroachment of a water body at Balasamudram village in Palani taluk in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu.

The court ordered notices while responding to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by N Ganeshan, a resident of the region, The Hindu reports. The petition accuses the actor of allegedly encroaching on the water body and also points out at the district collector's inaction towards his complaint.

As per the petition, Madhavan purchased 1.97 hectares of land last year and encroached the water channel, which is said to be the primary water source of irrigation for the people in Ayyampauli and Balasamudram. The actor has reportedly planted coconut and guava saplings and protected it by erecting electric fencing, the daily adds. 

Ganeshan allegedly brought the issue to the collector's notice, but no action was taken against Madhavan, which paved way for him to file the PIL. He also claims that he received threat calls after he took up the issue.

Notices have also been slapped on the district collector of Dindigul, Palani tahsildar, executive engineer of the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation of Palani in Dindigul. The next hearing on the case is on July 11.

Pandiarajan's son booked for flying drone
A case has been filed against Pandiraj's son Premarajan for allegedly flying a drone in Mylapore on Sunday, June 19, reports the Times of India.

Premarajan had sought permission to fly the drone last year but the police had denied permission. On Sunday, he along with friends were flying it in an open space. Based on the inputs given by a security guard, the cops traced the device and booked him under three sections of the Indian Penal Code.

However, the cops did not find any camera inside it. It is mandatory to seek permission from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the city police to fly drones.