TAMIL NADU

Police conduct search at PDK office

Staff Reporter

Coimbatore: An attempt by the City Police to conduct search at the office of Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (PDK) at Gandhipuram on Thursday night led to tense moments and commotion.

A police team entered the Periyar Padippagam near the bus stand in search of inflammatory compact discs to be purportedly used for election campaign. The raid was objected to by PDK activists as they maintained that the police neither had a search warrant or a copy of the advance intimation. Attempts by the police to prevent the media from entering the premises led to heated exchanges.

Senior counsel for PDK, Bhavani B. Mohan said that legally established procedures had not been followed in conducting the search and added that a defamation case would be filed against the City Police. The police, using a laptop, examined some of the CDs in the presence of PDK activists.

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