‘Stalin released from detention after protests’
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2011, 22:17
Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Sunday said his son and party treasurer MK Stalin was released from police detention only after the state-wide protests by party workers.

Stalin was yesterday held when he along with his aides squatted on the road after police sought custody of Tiruvarur district DMK secretary Kalaivanan in connection with the death of a school student in a road mishap on Friday. He was later let off.

Writing in his party organ 'Murasoli', Karunanidhi said, "only due to state-wide agitations against the detention of Stalin, he was later released.

Even CPI(M), an ally of ruling AIADMK, had stated that Stalin's detention was contrary to "normal procedure", he said.

Strongly criticising the arrests of former minister Veerapandi S Arumugam and MLA J Anbhazhagan in two different land grabbing cases, Karunanidhi alleged that the duo were arrested without proper investigation.

"The two were was arrested in a hurried way without proper investigation into the cases registered against them," he said.

Asked about Jayalalithaa seeking explanation from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on former Telecom Minister A Raja's charges in the 2G scam, Karunanidhi recalled Jayalalithaa's offer last year of providing "unconditional support" to the UPA government if action was taken against Raja.

"The same Jayalalithaa passed a resolution yesterday seeking explanations from Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi on the issue," he remarked.


First Published: Sunday, July 31, 2011, 22:17

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