Karunamurthy (32) of Thiruvadigai, running a brick kiln there, lodged a police complaint alleging that Harikrishnan, an AIADMK functionary, took money and a golden ring from him at knife-point on Wednesday.
According to Karunamurthy, Harikrishnan approached him seeking contributions for Vinayaka Chathurti celebrations, at the Panruti bus stand. When Karunamurthy refused, Harikrishnan pulled out a knife, threatened him and forcibly took away a sum of Rs. 1,000 and a gold ring. Police arrested Harikrishnan on Wednesday.