Puthiya Tamizhagam leader K.Krishnasamy on Sunday visited Dalit families whose houses were demolished in Pappankulam on Independence Day, allegedly by the Sirukudi Panchayat administration for alleged encroachments.

Describing the transfers of three policemen including the Special Sub Inspectors of Police of SIPCOT and Manamadurai as an eye wash, the Dalit leader demanded action against higher officials in Police and Revenue departments, who were responsible for the crime against Dalits.

Alleging that the Sirukudi Panchayat president T.Amsavalli and her husband Thangaraj had acted against the Dalit families with vengeance, he demanded that the couple be detained under the Goondas Act.

Compensation

He said the district administration should confiscate the properties of the Panchayat president and distribute the same as compensation to the affected families.

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