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Leave us alone, Anbumani tells government

Published: 10th June 2013 10:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2013 10:51 AM   |  A+A-

Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader Anbumani Ramadoss has urged the Tamil Nadu Government to stop arresting his party cadre and instead focus on improving the law and order situation in the State.

He also accused the government of targetting the PMK cadre.

Anbumani said the AIADMK Government has so far arrested 120 PMK cadre — 32 under the National Security Act and another 88 under the Goondas Act.

The former union minister also accused the police of extortion.

“Police personnel are extorting money from PMK cadre in the northern and western districts of the State, threatening to book them under the NSA or Goondas Act if they do not pay up. The amount ranges from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh. Complaints with higher police officers have also met no action,” Anmbumani said in a statement on Sunday.

Anbumani alleged that instances of crime were increasing in Tamil Nadu and claimed this was happening since the police was more interested in arresting PMK cadre rather than controlling the law and order situation.



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