DMDK MLA and district secretary arrested



Salem (TN): An MLA and district secretary of Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam were on Wednesday arrested for allegedly violating prohibitory orders and preventing police vehicles from proceeding during a DMDK meeting a couple of days ago, a top police official said.

Mettur MLA S R Parthiban and DMDK district secretary N Radhakrishnan were arrested in connection with cases booked against them under IPC sections including 188, Salem Superintendent of Police Aswin Kotnis said.

The arrest comes a day after DMDK Taluk secretary Karuppuzhagi was taken into custody and cases registered against eight others, including DMDK's Gengavalli MLA S Suba, for allegedly making some remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at a public meeting at Talavasal in the district on Monday night.

DMDK, the main opposition party in Tamil Nadu, is led by actor-politician Vijayakant.

PTI