PMK Blames VCK, Cops for Seshasamudram Clash

Published: 30th August 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2015 06:05 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: The fact-finding committee of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) headed by advocate K Balu on Saturday recommended a CBI enquiry into the clashes that occurred in Seshasamudram village in Villupuram district on August 15.

“All cases regarding the clashes should be transferred to the CBI and the complaints given against the police personnel should also be registered and investigated,” he said 

Addressing a press conference with around 30 persons affected by the clashes in attendance, Balu said

the fact-finding committee, after elaborate enquiries had come to the conclusion that the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) was responsible for the clashes and that the failure of police in preventing such clashes added to the problem.

Charging that the police with a view to containing the clashes, had instead destroyed the possessions of poor people in the village, Balu said that the government should extend compensation to all affected people.

Police had registered cases against people belonging to only one community and let others involved in the clashes go scot free. This should be set right and all those involved in clashes should also be arrested.

The PMK leader  said the State government should conduct social harmony meetings in Seshasamudram village to bring normalcy and should also take precautionary steps to prevent casteist clashes where temple festivals are celebrated.


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