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Rahul Gandhi not provided proper security, alleges TN Cong

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

was not provided proper security when he was here to pay his last respects to DMK leader M Karunanidhi, the Congress' state unit alleged today demanding action against police officers responsible for the "lapse."

Gandhi was here on August 8 to pay homage to Karunanidhi at the here, where his body lay in state.

Police allowed the general public to use the special entrance earmarked for VIPs after the visit of and it led to tension, Committee alleged in a statement here.

The chief, who is a special protection group protectee, faced trouble for about 30 minutes as he was caught in the multitude of people as police did not ensure a protected pathway for him, Thirunavukkarasar said.

Similar was the situation when he was on his way out of the hall and he had to even wade through slush, the alleged.

"was not provided proper security and I strongly condemn it on behalf of the Congress Committee," Thirunavukkarasar said.

He sought "appropriate action" against police officers responsible for providing security at the

"I believe that only such action will avert such lapses in future," he added.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 17:40 IST