Puducherry, Apr 29 UNI | 3 months ago

Women from Veerapattinam fishermen village today submitted a memorandum to the district collector Dr S B Deepak Kumar, urging him to withdraw the cases registered against their men, following the boycott of the Lok Sabha polls held on April 24.

They said that tension was still prevailing in the area and the men were not entering the village fearing arrest in connection with the case of assault registered by the police.

The women alleged that police are unleashing terror in the village and engage in searching even during night in search of persons related the violent incidents.

They also alleged that the police were misbehaving with them and threatening them with consequences if the men do not appear themselves before the police.

Earlier, the women attempted to meet chief minister N Rangasamy, but not get an audience with him..

Meanwhile, police has filed case against four people, Viswanathan, Padmanabhan, Chandiran, and Mahedran in connection the charges of assault on Mahalingam ,an All India NR Congress functionary of the area.

Meanwhile,in a statement here today, DMK convenor, Dr M A S Subramanian said the Election Department has failed to take the boycott decision of the Veerampattinam fishermen seriously and counter it with measures to ensure smooth voting in the area. He said no awareness campaign was undertaken in the area. The DMK leader said the administration should dissolve the fishermen panchayat and a peace committee should be set up and taken measures ensure lasting peace.

(Posted on 30-04-2014)