VELLORE: Six persons were arrested for assaulting a Sub-inspector of Police (SI) and a staffer of the Tamil Nadu Special Youth Brigade (TNSYB) when they tried to stop a music programme that was organised without obtaining permission, in Kammavanpet on Tuesday night.
The incident occurred around 10.45 pm on Tuesday SI C Nagaraj (57) and Rajesh Kumar (24) of the youth brigade had gone to the playground of the government school in the village, where the programme had been organised as part of the village temple festival, to stop it, said Inspector of Police R Kumar.
The policemen cautioned the organisers that they did not have the police permission to conduct the programme. However, the villagers did not heed to them and continued the programme till late in the night hours. One of them allegedly tried to attack the SI with a sharp weapon, said the police.
The SI and the youth brigade staffer went near the stage to insist Davidson, owner of the music troop, to stop the programme. Irked over this, a group of youth pelted stones at the duo and injured them. They were admitted to the Government Vellore Medical College and Hospital.
R Pradeep, R Srinivasan, M Selvam, S Dhanasekar, A Mohan and Davidson, all aged between 25 and 38 years, of Kammavanpet village were arrested. The police registered a case against Pradeep and 15 others under Sections 143, 294 (b), 324, 353, 506 (ii) and 307 of IPC.
“We are searching for 10 others in the case,” said the Inspector.
The arrested persons were remanded to the Vellore Central Prison under judicial custody.