Salem (TN): An MLA belonging to the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam- the main opposition party in Tamil Nadu — and its district secretary were today arrested for violating prohibitory orders and preventing police vehicles from proceeding during a DMDK meeting a couple of days ago, a top police official said.
Mettur MLA SR Parthiban and DMDK district secretary N Radhakrishnan were arrested in connection with cases booked against them under IPC sections including 188, Salem Superintendent of Police Aswin Kotnis said.
The arrest comes a day after DMDK Taluk secretary Karuppuzhagi was taken into custody and cases registered against eight others including DMDK's Gengavalli MLA S Suba for allegedly making some remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at a public meeting at Talavasal in the district on Monday night.
DMDK is led by actor-politician Vijayakant.
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