A Tamil film actor, her friend and their henchmen were allegedly involved in an attack on a policeman at a drive-in theatre on East Coast Road on Sunday night.
Police sources said the incident took place around 10.30 p.m. after one Kumar attempted to move his SUV but the driver of the car ahead was not willing to make way.
The occupants of the car, identified as actor Bhuvaneswari and her friend Damodaran Krishnan, an advocate, got into a heated argument with Kumar.
Krishnan then damaged the wind shield of Kumar’s SUV.
After Kumar alerted the police, sub-inspector Krishnamoorty and head constable Bhaskar of the Neelankarai police station, reached the spot. Meanwhile, Krishnan called in his aides and over 10 men arrived and assaulted Kumar and the policemen. Bhaskar sustained injuries on his face. The police patrol vehicle was damaged in the melee. When the sub-inspector called for backup, the attackers fled, police sources said.
Neelankarai police have registered a case and have launched a hunt for Bhuvaneswari, Krishnan and the rest of the men.