Denied free biryani, DMK leaders beat up restaurant staff; party suspends them

india Updated: Aug 02, 2018 09:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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The DMK has suspended two leaders for creating ruckus at a Chennai restaurant. The incident comes at a time when the party president is unwell and in hospital.(PTI file photo)

Two DMK members have landed in trouble over biryani.

The party general secretary Anbazhagan on Wednesday ordered suspension of youth wing secretary Yuvraj and Diwekar from the primary membership of the party temporarily after a video went viral featuring the two beating up a restaurant staff in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, over his refusal to serve biryani free.

“They attacked staff for not giving them free briyani. They have been suspended over their unruly behaviour,” the DMK statement read.

Party working president MK Stalin warned such kind of indiscipline will not be tolerated. “Strong action will be taken against anyone bringing disrepute to the party,” he said in a tweet.

The incident comes at a time when the party president M Karunanidhi is unwell and in hospital.

On July 28, Yuvraj and others went to Salem RR Anbu Biryani restaurant at Virugabakkam.

Soon a scuffle broke out after the staff informed them that the shop has been closed.

In the CCTV footage, Yuvraj is seen having an argument with the hotel cashier, who is seen sitting behind the counter. Soon he starts slapping the cashier and a waiter who tries to intervene.

Two people have reportedly been hospitalised with injuries, while a case has been registered and police are on the lookout for the accused.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Aug 02, 2018 09:32 IST