Alagiri `influenced` police during by-polls: Min
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Last Updated: Monday, August 22, 2011, 20:34
Chennai: Hitting out at Union Minister M K Alagiri, Tamil Nadu Minister for Cooperation Sellur K Raju on Monday alleged that he had influenced some police officers in Madurai during a by-poll there.

"While police was in his father's (former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi) control, he (Union Minister) had his own Alagiri's police department," the minister said in the state Assembly.

"You may think how come a state minister can talk like this. But, that was the way he (Alagiri) had influenced the police in Madurai," Raju, elected from Madurai West constituency in the April 13 Assembly polls, said.

Before replying to the demands for grants regarding his ministry in the state Assembly, the Minister said some police officers had "extended help" to Alagiri by beating up AIADMK members Madhusudhan and Sampath during bye-elections to Thirumangalam constituency (in 2009 which DMK won).

In the Lok Sabha polls, many false cases were filed against AIADMK, the Minister said in the presence of Jayalalithaa.

None of the DMK members were present in the assembly since the party had taken a decision on August 16 to boycott the session following "anti-democratic" activities in the floor of the House.


First Published: Monday, August 22, 2011, 20:34

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