Chennai: Facing flak over law and order situation in the state, ruling AIADMK on Monday raked up the attack on the office of a Tamil daily during the previous DMK regime, which left three persons dead, insisting that it was the 'biggest example' of 'deterioration' of law and order.
Wrapping up the three-day winter session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said personal enmity or other family tiffs could lead to murders, "but the Government should take action when some groups take law into their hands and create problems."
"During the previous DMK regime, following problems within their family, an individual group attacked the office of Dinakaran (run by Maran brothers), set on fire the office, resulting in the death of three persons. This is the biggest example of deterioration of law and order," he said.
The issue relates to the death of three employees of the Tamil daily, following an alleged tiff between Marans and former DMK leader M K Alagiri after a survey in the newspaper pitted his younger brother M K Stalin as the political heir apparent of party president and their father M Karunanidhi.
Alleged supporters of Alagiri were suspected to be behind the attack.
Further, the Chief Minister said that the police were acting swiftly to avert caste clashes in the state, especially, making swift arrests and holding awareness meetings.
Culprits were detained under the stringent Goondas Act, he said while denying there was any major communal clashes in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin in the last three and a half years.
Later, the House was adjourned sine die after three days of business.