DMK MLA says he ‘opened fire in self-defence’

Chennai, July 13

A DMK MLA in Tamil Nadu has stated throughout questioning that he “opened fire in self-defence” throughout a conflict over a land dispute with a realtor, police stated on Monday.

Following the firing incident close to suburban Tiruporur, which allegedly precipitated harm to a bystander, the MLA was arrested and remanded to 14 days judicial custody on Sunday.

During questioning, the 46-year previous MLA, L Idhayavarman, representing Tiruporur constituency stated, “He opened fire in self-defence since there were about 50 people in the opposite group,” a police official in close by Chengelpet district instructed PTI.

In whole, 12 males together with the legislator and property developer G Kumar have been arrested and remanded to judicial custody.

To a query, the official stated, “More people are being questioned in connection with the incident.”

On Saturday, when Kumar allegedly tried to degree land to supply entry to his parcel of land, the legislator’s group had opposed it. They had objected because the “land levelled” was “public” in nature pending a civil dispute.

Eventually, arguments led to a conflict inflicting some accidents to individuals from each teams and a bystander, recognized later as G Srinivasan.

Police had stated three circumstances have been registered below numerous sections of the IPC and the Arms Act.

One was primarily based on a grievance by R Lakshmipathi, father of the MLA in opposition to Kumar and one other following a plaint by the realtor in opposition to Idhayavarman and 12 others.

One extra case was filed primarily based on a plea by Srinivasan, who allegedly sustained an harm when the legislator opened hearth.

Senior AIADMK chief and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar, reacting to the MLA’s arrest had alleged that the incident confirmed that the DMK has gone in the direction of gun tradition.

Also, the minister had alleged that the unruly behaviour has turn into the apply of DMK males and that the celebration “is synonymous with a culture of violence”. PTI

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