Nearly 1,500 BJP cadre were arrested across Cuddalore district on Tuesday when they tried to participate in a protest planned in Chidambaram against Thirumavalavan.
The police had earlier denied permission to hold an agitation against Thirumavalavan near the Gandhi statue in Chidambaram on Tuesday. Police officials, including North Zone IG Nagarajan, Villupuram Zone DIG Ezhilarasan, and Cuddalore Superintendent of Police M Sree Abhinav held a discussion in Chidambaram on Monday night.
Despite permission being denied, several BJP functionaries tried to stage a protest in Chidambaram. Hundreds of police personnel were deployed across the district to defuse tension.
BJP’s Chidambaram west wing president KPT Elanchezhiyan, along with several party cadre, was arrested by the Sethiyathope police on Tuesday while they were on their way to Chidambaram. Party cadre were also arrested in nearly 20 regions across the district, sources said.
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October 28, 2020