Last Tuesday, the police were trying to control the protesters, Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) leader Seeman lost balance and he almost fell on the road. Infuriated over the incident, an NTK cadre attacked policeman Senthil in which he lost three teeth and was rushed to the hospital.
On the following day, Seeman was booked under 10 sections, including attempt to murder, preventing government officials from discharging their duty and unleashing violence.
It may be recalled that nearly 3,000 people belonging to various political outfits had gathered at Anna Salai-Wallajah Road junction around 4 pm to protest against IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, there was a clash between the protesters and police personnel.
The videos that surfaced the next day showed an NTK cadre punching a police officer’s face a couple of times.
When other cops surrounded him, he pushed them away and escaped. When cops chased him, they were stopped by Seeman and others. Police sources on Monday said that the man who attacked the police personnel was still missing.
A total of 21 NTK cadre were arrested by the police. While 10 persons were arrested for unleashing violence during the protests another 11 NTK cadre were arrested for showing party flag and hurling shoe onto the ground.