TAMIL NADU

Vijay Kumar enquires lawyers on skirmish

CHENNAI AUG. 10. Following directions from the Madras High Court, the City Police Commissioner, K. Vijay Kumar, today conducted enquiries with six lawyers in connection with the lawyer-police face off at the Devi Theatre on Wednesday.

The Commissioner summoned the four lawyers — Senthil Kumar, Selva, Anbukkarasan and Venkatesan — named in a first information report lodged with the Triplicane police, to his office at Egmore and recorded their statements. Ashok Subramanya Raja, another lawyer present during the skirmish, and S. Prabhakaran, Madras High Court Advocates' Association president, were also quizzed.

Later, Mr. Prabhakaran said the police asked questions on the behaviour of the various persons involved in the incident. The report would be submitted to the court, he said.