Opposition DMK Monday demanded dismissal of Tamil Nadu Youth Welfare and Sports Minister Balakrishna Reddy from the state cabinet, following his conviction by a special court in a two-decade old riots case.
Reddy was on Monday sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by a special court here in the case related to a protest against illicit liquor in Hosur in 1998.
If the Chief minister failed to sack his colleague, then the Governor should step in and take action against not only Reddy but also Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and state police chief TK Rajendran, whose presmises the CBI had earlier searched in connection with its probe into the Gutka scam, he said.
Reddy, then a BJP member, was convicted by special judgefor cases involving MPS and MLAs JShanthi in the 1998 case.
Besides Reddy, who represents Hosur constituency in the assembly, the court sentenced 15 other accused in the case to three years rigorous imprisonment.
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