TAMIL NADU

Police register case against caste Hindus

A case has been registered against 17 caste Hindus, including the husband of Choutealli Panchayat President, under the Protection of Civil Rights Act by the Kaveripattinam police in Krishnagiri on Tuesday.

Superintendent of Police A. G. Babu said on Wednesday that the cases were registered against them for allegedly inciting violence against Dalit families in Ravamavaram colony.

Mr. Babu said police picketing has posted in the district to maintain peace.

Over 40 Dalits, including 20 women, thronged the District Police Office on Wednesday seeking protection.

According to sources, tense situation prevailed when caste Hindus erected a ‘pandal' to offer prayers at a land allotted to Dalits.

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