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Sasikala vs Panneerselvam: Police begin probe into MLAs being held captive at resort

Tamil Nadu police on Saturday visited beach resorts near here to enquire about AIADMK legislators staying there, officials said.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2017 07:16 IST
K V Lakshmana
K V Lakshmana
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala.(PTI Photo)

Police have sprung into action to probe allegations of more than a hundred MLAs being held captive at a luxury resort outside the city by the Sasikala camp.

Chennai police commissioner has ordered an inquiry into the matter and all the 137 Chennai police stations have been asked to check and verify the identities of guests staying at Golden bay resort, 80km from Chennai.

The police action in Chennai follows a complaint by some MLAs that they were being threatened.

Even as the police started the inquiries, reports said that Sasikala likely to go to the Golden Bay resort and speak to MLAs present there to impress upon them to stay with her.

Governor Vidyasagar had on Thursday asked police to probe the allegations.

More than a hundred AIADMK legislators corralled into a leisure retreat to stop them from running away to the rival camp are in the lap of luxury — swimming, sauna, massage and fine dining at a floating restaurant.

The only luxury they are not allowed is freedom; not even the simple liberty of using their mobile phones.

They are being watched closely and at least five men constantly hovered around a select few MLAs who were allowed to interact with a battery of mediapersons camping outside the locked gates of Golden Bay, a four-star resort at Kuvathur near tourist town Mahabalipuram, 80km from Chennai.

The minders are said to be party toughs ferried from across Tamil Nadu.

Equipped with all material comforts, it boasts of a large swimming pool and a floating restaurant, apart from private fishing beach, fitness centre sauna, spa, water sports (motorised and non-motorised), massage and steam room.

First Published: Feb 11, 2017 14:11 IST