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Mob attacks Dravidar Kazhagam chief's van

President of Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) K Veeramani’s vehicle was attacked by the members of Yadav Maha Sabha at Vriddhachalam on Saturday night.

Published: 30th September 2013 08:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2013 08:42 AM   |  A+A-

Mob-Attacks

President of Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) K Veeramani’s vehicle was attacked by the members of Yadav Maha Sabha at Vriddhachalam on Saturday night. However, Veeramani did not get hurt in this attack.Veeramani was here to attend a regional conference of DK students’ wing at Vriddhachalam.

On his way to the conference, a group of 20 persons waved black flags protesting his visit, in front of the approaching vehicle. When Veeramani’s pilot vehicle  and the van carrying him came near the spot of protest at Palakkarai here, protesters started banging on both the vehicles.

However, the vehicles did not stop, and  managed to reach the conference venue.

After learning about the attack on Veeramani’s vehicle, around 30 members of DK rushed to the Palakkarai and angrily searched for the protesters. Since it was a key location in the town, police decided to disperse the crowd by lathi-charge. In this process, DK cadre were beaten up by the police. DK General Secretary Durai Chandrasekaran lodged a complaint with Vriddhachalam police on Sunday.

According to a police source, Veeramani reportedly criticized Lord Krishna in a statement a few months ago. “Because of this, members of Yadav Maha Sabha, who worship Lord Krishna, protested Veeramani’s visit,” the source said. 

Veeramani said he was attacked three times earlier at various places. “This attack was not the first one. If the people felt that they had been hurt by my speech and by my statement, they should have filed a case against me in the court. Then I would have proved in the court that my statement was absolutely correct,” he said.

Meanwhile, based on a complaint filed by Kamalakannan of Mangalampettai, police filed case against 25 DK members for allegedly damaging some banners.   



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