An influential person began constructing a building that was encroaching a public mud road in Tirupattur, Vellore District. Concerned residents approached local and higher authorities to no avail.

Mr. Tamilselvan asked 5th Pillar Chennai to help the cause. 5th Pillar filed a Right To Information (RTI) petition on his behalf and was informed that encroachment was indeed taking place but no remedy was being taken.

5th Pillar filed an appeal insisting that the illegal building be removed. The authorities complied and the building was demolished to the relief of all the local residents.