Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) activists picketed the Muthialpet police station demanding action against police personnel, who allegedly abused a VCK cadre while being taken to jail after remanding them on Tuesday.
The VCK state chief, S Paavaanan, who led the agitation, charged that one of the party activists, Subash Chandra Bose, was beaten by policemen while in custody.
Subash was arrested after he along with his friends allegedly physically abused flower seller Sundararajan. Subash borrowed Sundarajan’s bike, but returned it to him after some delay, which was questioned by the latter. On being questioned, Subash along with his friends beat up Sundararajan following which a complaint was filed and Subash and his friend were arrested.
The VCK men had staged a picketing on Tuesday charging that the two were held without any basis and police had to resort to mild cane charge to disperse them.
The VCK cadre again congregated at the Muthialpet police station on Wednesday to protest the arrest and alleged beating by policemen.
SP (North) S Ramaraj, inspector Angappan and tahsildar Ramesh held talks with the partymen. They assured that they will probe the allegations and take action against police personnel, if found guilty.