: Former State Minister, Suba. Thangavelan, on Thursday appeared in the Judicial Magistrate Court at Aruppukottai in connection with a clash between two factions of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on October 30.

Mr. Thangavelan, along with 16 of his supporters were booked under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code, including attempt to murder, after they clashed with the supporters of Ramanathapuram MP, J.K. Ritheesh.

Mr. Thangavelan produced sureties at the court for the advance bail he had got from the High Court.

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