Former DMK minister held for assaulting MLA
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 19:28
Erode (TN): Former Tamil Nadu Minister NKKP Raja, who was expelled from DMK, was arrested today for allegedly assaulting a party MLA, police said.

Raja had contacted DMK MLA from Bhavanisagar constituency O Subramanianm over phone and asked him to resign saying that he along with two other party MLAs -- L P Dharmalingam (Sathyamangalam) and R Guruswamy (Anthiyur) -- had decided to resign from the assembly.

When Subramanian refused, Raja allegedly abused and assaulted him, they said.

Meanwhile, Subramanian met Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today and took up the matter with him. He also lodged a complaint with the Chief Minister's complaint redressal cell and it was forwarded to Superintendent of Police here.

Police officials at Namiyur police station near here arrested Raja from his house and took him to Gobichettipalayam for questioning, police said.

They said they had also received complaints that Raja had gone to the houses of Municipal Corporation Mayor Kumar Muguges and senior DMK leader Sachidanandham and abused them.

Raja was expelled from the primary membership of DMK on October 25 for violating party discipline. He was dropped from the Cabinet last year following a land grabbing allegation against him.


First Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 19:28

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