Former Tamil Nadu Minister and DMK leader Suba Thangavelan was arrested in Ramanathapuram on Sunday for violating the poll code and under provisions of Motor Vehicles Act while canvassing for party candidate in a convoy of more than 12 vehicles, police said.

Mr. Thangavelan was canvassing for Ramanathapuram DMK candidate Mohamed Jaleel on April 20, 2014 at Kulanur, using a convoy of more than 12 vehicles, they said.

He had not only violated the model code, but the MV Act by going in a big convoy without police permission, police added.

Acting on a complaint from the sub-registrar of cooperatives Dhanapal, seeking action against him, a case was registered against him.

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