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Tamil Nadu: FIR filed against Karunanidhi, Stalin on complaints by AIADMK workers over clash

Sep 28, 2014 01:04 AM IST India India
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Chennai: An FIR has been fired against DMK chief M Karunanidhi and his son MK Stalin following violence outside Karunanidhi's house on Saturday.

Three FIRs were filed at the Royapettah Police Station against the two and several others here last night based on complaint by some AIADMK workers who alleged that a group of DMK workers attacked them with 'deadly weapons' near Karunanidhi's Gopalapuram residence here, police said.

The FIRs were filed under IPC sections 147 (Punishment for Rioting), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 336 (Act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 506/2 (Punishment for criminal intimidation), they said.

Meanwhile, a government bus was burnt in Kariapatti in Virudhunagar district. No injury was reported.

Minor clashes were reported between AIADMK and DMK cadres after the Jayalalithaa's conviction in that disproportionate assets case.

Stone-pelting and torching of public property, attacks on mediapersons and forceful closure of shops occurred across Tamil Nadu on Saturday as mobs reacted to the sentencing of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to four years imprisonment by a special court in Bangalore in a graft case.

Protesters went on the rampage in many parts of the state damaging shops.

In Madurai, the stronghold of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi's son MK Alagiri, AIADMK activists allegedly ransacked vehicles parked on the road, pelted stones and smashed window panes of several vehicles to vent their anger. AIADMK wirkers blocked traffic as well.

Police said that in Coimbatore, the DMK office was ransacked by protestors who also burnt the pictures of Karunanidhi and Anbazhagan. All the shops remained closed while stone pelting incidents were reported. Similar incidents have been reported in Udhagamandalam, Tiruppur, Palladam and other areas.

DMDK Chief and Opposition Leader Vijayakanth met the Governor to complain about the violence that tore Tamil Nadu on Saturday after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was was convicted and sentenced in the Rs 66.65 crore illegal asset case.

"I have met the governor and told him that the law and order situation in the state has deteriorated. He has promised to take action," Vijayakanth said.

DMK spokesperson TKS Elangovan asserted that their party did not want to make the case or the verdict a political issue. Elangovan said that the decision of the court was fair and the subsequent violence was unnecessary.

"This government has failed in all aspects - in economic development, electricity, law and order, protecting farmers," said Elangovan adding that the violence by AIADMK supporters was directly largely against the judgement.

"They are angry at the judge. They have failed to understand that so much corruption has occurred. They have slammed innocent people. Our worry was that the police would be silent spectators to all these events," said Elangovan.

A Bangalore court on Saturday sentenced Jayalalithaa to four years in jail and also slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore on her.

Jayalalithaa's close associate N Sasikala, her relatives VN Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi, who are the other accused in the case were also given four-year prison term and slapped a fine of Rs 10 crore each.