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TN officials seal AIADMK state headquarters following clashes

Chennai, July 11 (BPNS)

Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) of Chennai, Sai Vadhini sealed the headquarters of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) after a power struggle broke out in the party. The cadres of the AIADMK clashed against each other resulting into a law and order situation. The clashes between the supporters of the two factions led to several people getting injured.

 This has led to a heavy posse of police being deployed in the area and the building was sealed by the RDO in presence of Police.

The RDO and police directed the former Chief Minister, O. Panneerselvam (OPS), and his supporters who were inside the headquarters to vacate the premises.

The AIADMK office was sealed under Section 145 ( Procedure where dispute concerning land or water is likely to cause breach of peace) of the CrPc. Section 146(1) (Power to attach subject of dispute and to appoint a receiver was evoked.

The RDO also declared Section 144 of the CrPc was promulgated in the area near the party HQ.

The RDO also warned the AIADMK cadres of two years imprisonment if they enters the headquarters. The supporters of OPS outnumbered that of EPS and they forced their way into the headquarters.

Cadres shouted slogans in support of OPS and stated that OPS was the only political heir of the eternal general secretary J. Jayalalithaa.

OPS and his supporters took several documents from the party office and loaded them in his vehicle. EPS supporters lodged a complaint against OPS and his aides.