Violence in Anti-CAA protests, Commissioner meets CM

Greater Chennai Commissioner of Police, A K Viswanathan, today called on Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at the latter's camp office here, following the violence that broke out at an anti-Citizenship Amendment ACT (CAA) protest in the city last night.

During the meeting, sources said, the top official explained the CM the circumstances that forced the police to resort to use force on protesters.Muslim groups hit the road at Washermenpet against CAA, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) last night. The agitation ended up in violence. The protesters were detained for holding  demonstration without prior police permission, and were later released. This morning, Muslims staged agitations in various parts of the State, seeking action against police officials who assaulted their counterparts in the city last night.

Meanwhile, Viswanathan today visited Government Stanley Hospital to enquire the health condition of the police personnel who were injured in the violence.Four from the police department- a woman Joint Commissioner, two women Constables and a Sub-Inspector were injured instone pelting. The Commissioner promised that a fair inquiry will be conducted into the incident.