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DMK team meets Governor

CHENNAI, JULY 6. A three-member DMK delegation led by its headquarters secretary, Mr. `Misa' R. Ganesan, this evening called on the Governor, Dr. C. Rangarajan, and impressed upon him that ``truth should not be suppressed'' about the events leading to the arrest of the party president, Mr. M. Karunanidhi and other leaders.

The DMK team including Mr. V. P. Duraisamy, MP, and Mr. K. S. Radhakrishnan, advocate, during its 15-minute meeting, also handed over to Mr. Rangarajan, copies of Sun TV cassettes on the incidents.

The Governor, who later left for Hyderabad, told the team that he would consider the materials placed before him, including the views expressed by the forensic scientist, Prof. P. Chandra Sekharan.

Meanwhile, the DMK drew the attention of the Home Secretary to the continuing ``arbitrary actions of harassment'' by the police against party functionaries and sympathisers, besides alleged attacks by AIADMK men and anti-social elements. Mr. Ganesan, in a letter to the Home Secretary, Mr. Naresh Gupta, said such incidents, which were occurring following the arrest of Mr. Karunanidhi, should be immediately stopped.

Around 1 a.m. today, miscreants, suspected to be AIADMK men pelted stones at the house of the film stars, Mr. Sarath Kumar and Ms. Radhika, at Kottivakkam here. The house of another actor, Mr. Thyagu, at Thirunagar was also stoned late last night, Mr. Ganesan said in his letter, copies of which were released to the media.

The cinema theatre of another DMK functionary and former MLA of Thiruvottriyur, Mr. T. C. Vijayan, was suddenly subjected to an ``arbitrary'' inspection yesterday by a police team, with a view to foisting a case ostensibly on the ground of screening of an `obscene film', when actually an English movie, `Human Being' was on, Mr. Ganesan said. He urged the Home Secretary to take steps to institute an enquiry into such incidents and initiate legal action to avert their recurrence.