Chennai, Jan 11 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu assembly witnessed acrimonious scenes on Wednesday when AIADMK legislators led by opposition leader, Edappadi K. Palansiwami (EPS) walked out of the house citing the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
The AIADMK legislators wore black shirts in the house and EPS lashed out against the DMK government and said that even police constables were not safe in the state. He cited the example of a sexual assault on a woman cop allegedly by DMK leaders at a party public programme. EPS said that if a woman cop was not safe in the state, what would be the situation of women in Tamil Nadu?
The opposition leader also said that in the DMK rule the state was passing through a bad phase and people are living in constant fear.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin while responding to the allegations raised by the opposition leader said that regarding the sexual assault on the woman cop, an FIR was registered immediately and case charged under IPC sections 353 and 354 and Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act , 1998.
He also said that an inquiry was conducted and the two DMK local leaders, Praveenkumar and Ekambaram were arrested on January 3 and sent to judicial custody the next day itself.
The Chief Minister also said that during the AIADMK regime, the state had witnessed police firing and deaths during that regime. He also said that two women police officers in the rank of Superintendents had to run from pillar to police to register a complaint.