Four held for attacking official on election duty

Four persons belonging to DMK have been arrested in Guttapalli village of the district for allegedly attacking a government official on election duty, police said on Tuesday.

Updated: Mar 29, 2011, 20:03 PM IST

Krishnagiri: Four persons
belonging to DMK have been arrested in Guttapalli village of
the district for allegedly attacking a government official on
election duty, police said on Tuesday.

Revenue Inspector (RI) K Poovidhan yesterday noticed a
DMK party symbol painted on the wall of a temple, police said.

When Poovidhan tried to videograph the prohibited
practice, as political parties are not permitted to paint
their symbols on walls, he was prevented and attacked by the
four accused, they said.

Sivaraman (34), Karthik (22), Santhosh Kumar of
Guttapalli, and Rajanesh were arrested on the complaint of the
official, police said.

The accused were booked under various Sections of the IPC
including attempt to murder, preventing a government servant
from exercising his duty and violating the Model Code of
Conduct, they said.

Assembly Elections are set to be held in Tamil Nadu from
April 13.

PTI