As police intensify action against Jayakumar, AIADMK announces protests

D Jayakumar

Chennai: The main opposition AIADMK has announced protests across Tamilnadu on 28 February, condemning the police action against former Minister and party senior D Jayakumar.

Alleging that the police had filed ‘false cases’ against Jayakumar due to political vendetta, the AIADMK said it would continue the legal war.

The Principal Sessions Court on Friday dismissed a bail petition filed by Jayakumar, who was arrested on charges of assaulting a DMK functionary, forcing him to remove his shirt and parading him in public during the civic elections held on Saturday last.

Meanwhile, the central crime branch has booked a case against Jayakumar, his daughter and son-in-law for alleged criminal intimidation and other offences, said sources.

According to the land grab cases cell of the CCB, Jayakumar threatened a landowner and purchased a property valued at Rs 5 crore at a cheap rate.

These legal troubles will keep him in jail for a few more days, as he needs to get bail in at least two cases.