Former DMK minister held for 'violating' model code

Ramanathapuram: Former DMK Minister Suba Thangavelan was arrested here today under provisions of Motor Vehicles Act for violating the poll code and canvassing for the party candidate in a convoy of over 12 vehicles, police said.

Thangavelan was canvasing for party candidate Mohamed Jaleel on Arpil 20 at Kulanur for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, using a convoy of more than 12 vehicles, they said.

He had not only violated the model code, but the MV Act by going in a big convoy without police permission and canvassing for Jaleel, police added.

Acting on a complaint from the sub-registrar of cooperatives Dhanapal, seeking action against him, a case was registered against him.

First Published: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 15:36
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