Minister Velumani booked for violating model code

S P Velumani

Coimbatore: The Kuniamuthur police in Coimbatore have booked Tamilnadu Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development S P Velumani for violating the model code of conduct.

Based on the complaint lodged by P Mahesh, chief officer, static surveillance team, Thondamuthur Assembly constituency, police booked Velumani, Veeramani, party’s youth wing secretary at Selvapuram, Vijayakumar, party’s Selvapuram area secretary and Kattudurai, party functionary, under sections 143 (punishment for unlawful assembly) and 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 126 (2) (prohibition of public meetings during period of forty-eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll) of the Representation of People’s Act.

Police have also registered a first information report against the four. According to the police, the leaders and 200 party members, along with 50 vehicles including two-wheelers, assembled at the AIADMK office on Perur main road at Selvapuram on Monday at noon, violating the model code of conduct.

 

NT Bureau