‘Stalin released from detention after protests’

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.

PTI



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

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