GC violence case: CB-CID conducts enquiry in AIADMK HQ

Police sources said that on Wednesday the forensic team were tracing the timeline of events. CB-CID officers spent more than six hours in the building. They also enquired with the complainant C Ve Shanmugam about the items listed as lost or stolen.
Cops chasing protesters who vandalised properties.
Cops chasing protesters who vandalised properties.

CHENNAI: CB-CID officials on Wednesday visited the AIADMK headquarters in Royapettah along with forensic officers to conduct enquiry about the riot like situation on July 11 after supporters of former chief ministers O Panneerselvam and Edappadi K Palaniswami clashed.

A team headed by deputy superintendent of police, Venkatesan started inquiry around 10 am. AIADMK leaders, including C Ve Shanmugam, were present during the inquiry.

Police sources said that on Wednesday the forensic team were tracing the timeline of events. CB-CID officers spent more than six hours in the building. They also enquired with the complainant C Ve Shanmugam about the items listed as lost or stolen.

Former law minister, C Ve Shanmugam had already petitioned the Home Secretary and Director General of Police seeking transfer of investigations to CBI or other independent agency in the complaints filed against former chief minister, O Panneerselvam and his supporters with Chennai police, in connection with the violence and alleged theft in AIADMK headquarters in Royapettah on July 11.

Royapettah police had registered an FIR in connection with the violence and arrested 14 persons, booking them under Sections of the IPC, including 147 (rioting), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 353 (criminal force to deter public servant from duty) among others. Shanmugam, in his petition alleged that all those booked were AIADMK members and none of OPS supporters were booked.

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