Madhumitha Viswanath ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: Residents of BR Nagar in Ambattur have been fighting to save a waterbody, Vannan Kulam, from being encroached upon.In June 2019, they noticed earthmovers depositing large quantities of soil on the lakebed.
Following this, residents got to know that some private parties were trying to take over the land for construction.
Spread over one acre, the Vannan Kulam was holding a good amount of water even five years back.
When residents confronted him, he said he was merely trying to stop water coming into his house.
This is when we suspected foul play,” said Rajarajan K, a member of the BRR Nagar Residents Welfare Association.
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