Cops open fire at Andipatti AMMK office

Police fired in the air to chase away AMMK cadres, when they attempted to attack them at Andipatti, on Tuesday night. Speaking to reporters, District Superintendent of Police V Baskaran said that the police fired four rounds in the air as a warning after the AMMK cadres turned violent and attempted to attack the cops.

"Upon information by FST, Theni parliamentary constituency, our team went to a store where cash was supposed to be distributed to voters. The shopkeeper, a supporter of AMMK, on seeing the team, fled after locking the shutter. Some cash bundles were seen. Local police were initially slack in reaching, so a small crowd forced open the place and tried to flee with some packets but dropped some after the team resisted," a top I-T official said. "With the intervention of the SP and Collector, the situation is under control now," the officer added.