AIADMK ward member kidnapped ahead of district panchayat poll


Police conducting an inquiry at Naganampatti near Vedasandur in Dindigul district, where Thiruvikka was abducted.

Police conducting an inquiry at Naganampatti in the vicinity of Vedasandur in Dindigul district, wherever Thiruvikka was kidnapped.

S. Thiruvikka, a member of the Karur district panchayat from the AIADMK, was kidnapped by unknown folks near Vedasandur on Monday afternoon. He returned properly in the night.

Large drama prevailed when the incident happened in close proximity to Naganampatti village in just the Vedasandur police station boundaries. Mr. Thiruvikka was touring with former Transportation Minister MR Vijayabhaskar from Dindigul to a polling station in Karur district for an indirect election to the article of Karur district panchayat vice-chairperson, when a group of men attacked him and destroyed the car in which the AIADMK cadre ended up traveling.

The AIADMK cadre lodged a criticism with the law enforcement, alleging that members of the ruling DMK were driving the kidnapping, with an eye on the election.

S. Thiruvikka

S. Thiruvikka

Superintendent of Police V. Baskaran stated Mr. Thiruvikka reached the Vedasandur police station properly devoid of any personal injury in the night. “During an interrogation, he claimed that four unknown adult males took him into a thicket and later on dropped him off around the Natham bus stand, from exactly where he arrived to Vedasandur on his individual,” the SP explained.

He mentioned Mr. Thiruvikka was not sure if the kidnappers had been from the ruling occasion, and added that he would be questioned further more on Tuesday. The SP explained initiatives were being on to determine the men who abducted him, making use of CCTV footage.

Mr. Baskaran clarified that Mr. Thiruvikka was not contesting the election on behalf of the AIADMK, and the party’s official applicant was a further member, recognized as Ramesh. Earlier, Mr. Thiruvikka experienced submitted a petition prior to the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, in search of a direction to the authorities to perform the election under the supervision of a retired Substantial Courtroom or District Court docket judge.

He apprehended that malpractices would be fully commited all through the election, and consequently, he sought suitable police security as effectively as videographing of the process. Having said that, the Condition explained to the court docket that the allegations ended up unfounded.

Taking take note of the submissions, the courtroom directed that the Returning Officer conduct the election as for every routine on December 19 that the entire system be videographed and that the last end result will not be released. Even further, the courtroom sought a report in this regard in a sealed go over on December 22.

Election held

Meanwhile, the election was held as scheduled below the supervision of Karur Collector T. Prabhushankar. The AIADMK blend and the DMK have an equivalent energy of 6 ward users in the district panchayat council.

Mr Prabhushankar advised The Hindu that the election was held for an hour in the afternoon, throughout which 11 out of a overall of 12 district ward users cast their vote. The entire voting system was videographed and held under CCTV surveillance.

The votes have been counted in front of the ward customers. On the other hand, the final final result was not declared. A report would be submitted in a sealed protect in advance of the Superior Court docket as directed, the Collector said. Ms. Thenmozhi contested on behalf of DMK and Ramesh on behalf of the AIADMK for the vice-chairperson’s put up.

Before, there had been tense moments as associates of the AIADMK and the DMK assembled in entrance of the Collectorate, where a weighty posse of law enforcement personnel was deployed. Mr. Vijayabhaskar also arrived at the location. Police sources mentioned there have been altercations and heated arguments in between the two groups. Superintendent of Police, Karur, E. Sundaravathanam arrived at the spot to make certain purchase. The tension lasted approximately an hour, right after which equally sides dispersed.

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