Armed escort for cop who booked Alagiri
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 10:03
Madurai: Armed escort has been provided to the police official, who booked M K Alagiri and others in connection with an alleged assault on an election official prior to April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

Madaswamy, inspector of Melur Police station had registered a case against Alagiri, City Corporation Deputy Mayor P M Mannan and others in the wake of the attack allegedly carried out by the Union Minister's aides.

However, the police refused to give reasons for the sudden action, except saying that Madurai Rural SP Asra Garg, had ordered that the official be provided with armed escort.

The action follows a retraction by Melur tahsildhar M Kalimuthu, who had initially alleged that he along with a videographer, part of a flying squad, were assaulted by Alagiri's aides in the presence of the minister when they videographed Alagiri's visit to a temple in Keelavalavu in Melur taluk.

However, Kalimuthu later accused the police of dictating the complaint and said he was not assaulted.

Alagiri, son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, and three of his associates had later moved the Madras High Court seeking quashing of the assault case filed against them on the basis of Kalimuthu's complaint.


First Published: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 10:03

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