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150 AMMK members booked for preventing flying squad's inspection at TN shop

When a team comprising officials of the Election Commission-appointed, surveillance squad and the income tax department arrived at the store in Andipatti, the shopkeeper fled the spot after downing th

Press Trust of India  |  Theni (TN) 

Illustration: Ajay Mohanty
Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Cases were registered Wednesday against 150 AMMK members for preventing a flying squad team from discharging its duty, with four people being arrested in this connection, said.

Authorities had conducted a search at a store in Theni Lok Sabha constituency Tuesday night following inputs about suspected cash, during which had to open fire in the air to disperse around 50 supporters of AMMK, who objected to the action.

The members were booked under various sections of IPC, including preventing servants from discharging their duties.

When a team comprising officials of the Election Commission-appointed, squad and the income tax department arrived at the store in Andipatti, the fled the spot after downing the shutter.

Soon, an argument broke out between AMMK workers and the officials which resulted in a commotion and fired four rounds in the air, they said.

No one was injured in the firing, a said.

The shop is believed to be run by a supporter of the TTV Dhinakaran-led (AMMK).

First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 13:20 IST
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