Chennai police hunt for miscreants causing violence during Jallikattu protests

As many as 102 police personnel were injured, dozens of police vehicles damaged and two police stations ransacked on Monday during the violence.

Published: 26th January 2017 04:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th January 2017 04:43 AM   |  A+A-

Fire force personnel dousing a fire at the Ice House police station after violence broke out in the city on Monday | (Sunish P Surendran | EPS)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: On the hunt to nab the persons who caused mayhem in the capital on Monday, the city police are looking at the video, including one on the attack on Ice House police station, said senior officers. The investigation will be in full swing as soon as the Republic Day celebrations are over.

“We have identified most of the men who indulged in the violence and are investigating how they reached the venue, where they stayed and who they made friends with. Soon they will also be arrested,” said Additional Commissioner (headquarters) SN Seshasai on Wednesday.

The miscreants misbehaved with many women personnel, said the officer, adding that all of them stayed in hotels and reached the Marina in the mornings to raise their demands.

As many as 102 police personnel were injured, dozens of police vehicles damaged and two police stations ransacked on Monday, he said.

“When we asked students to wind up their protest, around 3,500 of them agreed and left the beach in two hours. But the others were creating problems. Even then, we made sure that we should not use lathi and left it all in the vans.

Only after they started pelting stones at the police personnel did we lathi-charge them,” he claimed, adding that there were no complaints filed against students or protestors.

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