DMK MLA ‘opens fire’ throughout conflict in Tamil Nadu, arrested


Chennai, July 12

A land dispute close to right here between a realtor and a DMK legislator led to a violent conflict and the latter allegedly fired on the reverse group, police stated right here on Sunday.

MLA L Idhayavarman, property developer Kumar and three others who had allegedly assisted the legislator have been arrested immediately, a senior police official stated.

Trouble began on Saturday, after Kumar allegedly tried to degree a “public land” in order to supply entry to a parcel of his land at Sengadu village off Tiruporur close to right here.

However, a number of villagers, the legislator representing Tiruporur, a suburb close to right here and his father Lakshmipathy opposed the transfer for the reason that land in query was public in nature that abutted a temple.

“It was essentially a civil dispute and an enquiry by the RDO (Revenue Divisional Officer) was pending for quite some time,” the official stated.

Arguments led to a violent conflict between a bunch of individuals led by the MLA and one other by Kumar, who allegedly had “hired about 50 goons for his protection”.  

In the melee, Idhayavarman had allegedly opened fireplace and a single barrel gun and a pistol used in the course of the conflict had been later seized, he stated including although the MLA stated that these had been licensed firearms, the “licence period has expired”.

Also, a bullet allegedly fired by the MLA grazed by means of a bystander inflicting harm to him and he too has most well-liked a police criticism in opposition to the legislator and a automobile on the spot too had “bullet marks,” on the bonnet and windscreen.

The conflict resulted in accidents to individuals from each teams and various two-wheelers had been additionally set on fireplace resulting in anxiousness and rigidity briefly.

To a query, the official instructed PTI that folks from MLA’s aspect have alleged that Kumar’s group too had used firearms in opposition to them, which was being probed.

Before beginning the land levelling work, the realtor had submitted a petition to the police alleging that the MLA had drained water into his land by making a trench, with out acquiring his permission.

Clashes erupted regardless of a police occasion visiting the spot and advising each side to take care of peace, he stated.

A case has been registered below numerous sections of the IPC and the Arms Act and each the teams have filed criticism and counter plaints and a probe was on. PTI



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