Madurai: The police have filed a case against the Communist parties, including the Madurai parliamentary MP Venkatesan, for allegedly attacking the police in a demonstration demanding the abandonment of the central government’s Agni route project.
A large number of people in Madurai city and suburban Marxist Communist Party (MCP) staged a train strike on Thursday, demanding the abandonment of the four-year Agni line project recruiting for the Indian Army and the cancellation of the Madurai-Uttar Pradesh private train service to Pragyanagar.
For this, the party members including Member of Parliament S. Venkatesh, State Committee member Ponnuthai and Bailiff District Secretary Ganesan gathered near the Kattabomman statue. Later, the Communist Party, led by S. Venkatesh MP, marched towards the railway station.
They were stopped by police who erected barricades in front of the railway station. However, as the protesters tried to cross the barricades and enter, there was an argument between the police and them.
At the time, police, including Armed Forces Chief of Staff Maniraj, who was on security duty, were attacked by some, including party member Pichai. Madurai Tilak Thidal police have registered a case against more than 450 people, including S. Venkatesh MP, under four sections, including begging of a Marxist communist party member, obstruction of police and attempting to break the barrier, based on a complaint lodged by policeman Maniraj in connection with the incident. .
Similarly, the police have registered a case against 50 people, including state committee member Ponnuthai, on the basis of a complaint lodged by Inspector Sethumani Madan that he had tried to enter the railway station and stage a protest.