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AIADMK union secretary arrested

The sitting chairman of Thoothukudi panchayat union and AIADMK union secretary was put behind bars as he attempted on the lives of policemen, while his brother and two more men were arrested for trying to kidnap independent councillors elected for the panchayat union on Friday night here.

The DMK and the AIADMK, that won 11 seats each in the 25-member Thoothukudi panchayat union, have been straining every nerve to rope in the 3 independents elected as panchayat union members in the just concluded local body election.

Both the sides are allegedly using their money and muscle powers to the fullest to appease the independents in their favour so as to capture Thoothukudi panchayat union.

As a part of this ‘horse trading’, AIADMK union secretary, V P R Suresh, who too is the sitting chairman, was allegedly procured men with the help of his elder brother V P R Baskar from Chennai to kidnap the independents.

However, his attempt was foiled as a police party led by sub-inspector Selvaraj of Thoothukudi south police station nabbed Baskar, Lawser Amuthan and the driver of the van, which was said to have been planned to be used to whisk away the independent councillors.

Following the arrest of his brother and others, Suresh stormed the police station and demanded the immediate release of his men.

He too was said to have used abusive language against the police and hence Suresh too was arrested for preventing government servants from discharging their duty.

While in the police station, the police said that Suresh, who went for toilet at 2.30 am on Saturday, came with a broken phenol bottle in hand and attempted to stab the policemen present in the station.

However, as he failed in his attempt, he challenged the policemen getting them stripped of their job and cut his hand with the bottle himself.

Therefore, cases for attempting on the lives of policemen and on his own life were registered against him.

On Saturday morning, the four men arrested including Suresh were produced before Thoothukudi Judicial Magistrate Court-I and were put behind bars in Palayamkottai Central Prison.

However, the AIADMK side complained the hand of DMK bigwigs in the district for which they have been allegedly used the police force in their favour.

Source: NewIndPress

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