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Three PMK functionaries arrested

Three PMK functionaries, who reportedly attacked some persons at Orleanpet near here, have been arrested.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2006 15:24 IST
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Three PMK functionaries, who reportedly attacked some persons at Orleanpet near Pondicherry, have been arrested, police said.

The three, from Karur, were on their way to Tindivanam to participate in a function of a deemed university, part of the 'vanniyar educational trust'.

At Orleanpet, they picked up a quarrel with some persons. In the ensuing scuffle, at least five persons from both groups sustained injuries, police said.

In another incident at Melmuravathur near Tindivanam on Sunday evening, PMK workers travelling in lorries threw stones and slippers at a car coming from the opposite direction carrying DMDK workers.

DMDK Melmaruvathur secretary, Ravi, who was inside the car, went to nearby Ramapuram village and persuaded PMK panchayat president Vanniraja to come to the spot and pacify his partymen, which he did. TheDMDK men left for the village.

But on learning of the incident, more PMK workers arrived at the spot and reportedly started pelting stones and ransacking petty shops. They fled before the police arrived.