Police arrested three persons following an altercation between the followers of the ruling AINRC and DMK at a temple festival here on Sunday.
Government chief whip and AINRC MLA G Nehru along with his personal assistant Senguttuvan visited the Periyapalayathamman temple, near Nellithope, on the occasion of Aadi Perukku festival.
A few followers of DMK picked up an argument with the MLA over the inadequate amenities in the area. This led to an altercation between the activists of both the parties. Police intervened, and asked them to disperse.
Senguttuvan lodged a complaint with the Orleanpet police station following which three DMK volunteers, Thirunavukkarasu (33), Mohan (31) and Moorthy (35) were arrested.
On hearing about the arrests, DMK activists reached the police station on Monday and entered into argument with the police seeking release of the arrested. Police officials told them they would take a decision after consulting senior officials.
Meanwhile, Nehru met Superintendent of Police (North) S Ramaraj and updated him on the incidents. SP Ramaraj said a case has been registered and three persons were held following the complaint.