Eggs, stones hurled at dais during rally addressed by Kamal Haasan; two suspects held for questioning

Tension prevailed at a public meeting of Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan after two unidentified persons allegedly hurled eggs and stones at the dais

Press Trust of India May 16, 2019 23:42:13 IST
Eggs, stones hurled at dais during rally addressed by Kamal Haasan; two suspects held for questioning
  • At a public meeting held by Kamal Haasan, two unidentified persons allegedly hurled eggs and stones at the dais

  • No one was injured in the incident at Aravakurichi and Haasan was escorted to safety

  • Police in Coimbatore district denied permission for the actor to undertake campaign for the Sulur bypoll on Friday

Aravakurichi: Tension prevailed at a public meeting of Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan here Thursday after two unidentified persons allegedly hurled eggs and stones at the dais, police said.

Eggs stones hurled at dais during rally addressed by Kamal Haasan two suspects held for questioning

File image of MNM chief Kamal Haasan. PTI

Meanwhile, police in Coimbatore district denied permission for the actor to undertake campaign for the Sulur bypoll on Friday.

No one was injured in the incident at Aravakurichi which happened when Haasan was getting off the stage after completing his address. He was escorted to safety, police said.

MNM workers roughed up the two persons suspected to have hurled stones and eggs, before police rescued them and took then away for questioning. MNM workers staged a protest but police officials held talks with them.

The incident comes a day after footwear was hurled towards a vehicle from which Haasan was addressing an election meeting in the Tirupparankundram Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday evening.

Haasan, founder of new political outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), kicked up a controversy this week with his comment that "free India's first extremist was a Hindu", a reference to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse Police said permission has not been granted for Haasan to undertake the bypoll campaign in Sulur in Coimbatore in the backdrop of the ongoing controversy.

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