Clash between AIADMK, DMK cadres; 604 people booked in TN's Thoothukudi

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Tamil Nadu police had to use lathi-charge to disperse the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) cadres from the clash site.

 

A day after a clash broke out between the cadres of AIADMK and DMK while hoisting their party flags in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu Police have filed an FIR against 604 people from both parties.

Two MLAs Geetha Jeevan and Chellappa are among those who have been named in the FIR registered by the Tamil Nadu police. 

Earlier, Vilathikulam Police had to use lathi-charge to disperse the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) cadres from the clash site.

According to the news agency ANI, Markandeyan, who recently joined the DMK after leaving AIADMK had got permission from the police to hoist the DMK flag in Vilathikulam and he was advised to hoist with 200 supporters while maintaining social distancing and adhering to COVID-19 norms.

According to Vilathikumam police official, the AIADMK cadres also gathered headed by Vilathikulam MLA Chinnappan and tried to hoist their party flag in their pole nearby without permission from the police.

As per the report, when the crowd gathered from both parties at the same time tension prevailed and police used mild lathi-charge to dispose of the AIADMK cadres since they did not get permission.

During the lathi charge, MLA was injured a bit and DSP Kalai Kadhiran got injured. Subsequently, AIADMK cadres headed by MLA Chinnappan did road roko and raised slogans against the police.

Police had a conversation with AIADMK cadres and allowed to hoist their flat at last.
 

With inputs from Agency

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