Foiling a bid of members of CPM affiliated farmer’s body to “forcibly enter” land allegedly encroached by Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran, Tamil Nadu police on Monday arrested a number of agitators at Tiruvallur near Kaverirajapuram, the native village of the Judge.
According to police, around 300 protesters were arrested.
B Tulsi Narayanan, District Secretary of All India Kisan Sabha, who was spearheading the agitation besides Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, said that scores of agitators were stopped at Tiruvallur while marching towards Kaverirajapuram.
It should be noted that Kaverirajapuram is a place where Justice Dinakaran has allegedly encroached land. The controversy about alleged encroachment has influence his promotion to the Supreme Court.
“Since we were stopped at Tiruvallur, we staged a road blockade there itself, after which we were arrested and lodged in two marriage halls,” he said, adding members owing allegiance to the two farmers’ bodies, besides others, were arrested.