Vehicles including a state run bus were torched by unidentified persons and sporadic incidents of violence were reported from across Tamil Nadu for the second day today after Jayalalithaa’s conviction in a disproportionate assets case.
A government transport corporation bus was set on fire at Kariapatti and an investigation is on, Police Superintendent, Virudhunagar, S Maheswaran told PTI. The bus that was parked at Kariapatti bus terminus was targeted by four unidentified men when the driver and conductor had gone to have food.
A car that was parked near a toll gate in Nagapattinam was set ablaze and stones were pelted at some remote locations bordering Kerala in Kanyakumari District. Meanwhile, police have arrested seven persons for torching a bus in Kanchipuram yesterday.
While most shops continued to be closed in Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts, shops were opened in almost all the neighbourhoods here as in rest of Tamil Nadu. Protest demonstrations by cadres of ruling AIADMK continued in most parts of Tamil Nadu for the second day today.
Police had been posted at vulnerable places and patrolling intensified in and and around the city, and rural areas. Workers tonsured their heads, burnt effigies of DMK chief Karunanidhi and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and took out rallies acoss the State including Ariyalur town and Vedaranyam.
Jayalalithaa was handed down four year simple prison term and Rs 100 crore fine by the special court in Bangalore in a verdict that sent shock waves among AIADMK cadres. Her close associate N Sasikala, her relatives V N Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi, who are the other accused in the case were also given fouryear prison term and slapped a fine of Rs 10 crore each.
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