State police have framed charges in a special court on Wednesday against MDMK leader Vaiko, VCK leader Thirumavalavan and three others for staging rail roko in Egmore demanding Central government to constitute Cauvery Water Management Board in 2016. The court would begin the trial on March 4.
On October 18, 2016, cadres of MDMK, VCK, CPM and CPI gathered before the Egmore railway station while Vaiko and Thirumavalavan broke through the barricades and forcibly entered the railway station and thereafter to the tracks. Appearing before Special Court for Trial of Cases related to Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly, all 5 accused pleaded not guilty when charges were read to them in the court. After court proceedings, speaking to reporters, Vaiko said, “I informed the judge that I am not guilty of the said charge.”