TIRUCHY : A scuffle broke out between the police and advocates at the Court premises on Monday in which a constable sustained injuries after an altercation erupted when the advocates stopped an Assistant Commissioner of Police who tried to enter the court premises on official duty.
According to sources, on November 23, the residents of Arabikulam near Rockfort held a notorious rowdy named Guna who attempted to enter a house to murder the occupant of the house. He was handed over to the police who registered a case against the rowdy and lodged him in prison. Guna came out on bail last week and went to Peerangikulam near Malaikottai and entered the house of a businessman Arumugam and demanded `3 lakh and threatened his wife with dire consequences. Police registered a case against Guna and his advocate Rajendrakumar. The Bar Association condemned the police action against the advocate and declared a hunger strike demanding withdrawal of case against the Rajendrakumar.
As per their schedule, the advocates led by Bar Association President Martin commenced their hunger strike. They also started raising slogans against the police. The fight broke out around 11 am when Cantonment Assistant Commissioner P Ganesan arrived at the premises in his vehicle and tried to enter the court premises. When the advocates assembled near the gate, the police vehicle driver kept honking. Soon the advocates besieged the vehicle and raised slogans.