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The Hindu Bureau

Lok Sabha polls | Police book case against O. Panneerselvam

The Aranthangi police in Pudukottai district have registered a case against former Chief Minister and the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhaga Cadres Right Retrieval Organisation’s coordinator O. Panneerselvam for having conducted a meeting of his supporters at a wedding hall prior to the time permitted and for allegedly giving money to a woman who gave him an ‘aarthi’.

The incident occurred on Saturday at Aranthangi town, where Mr. Panneerselvam, who is contesting in the Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha constituency for the upcoming general elections as an Independent backed by the BJP, came to seek support. 

Police sources said he was given a time slot to convene the meeting at the wedding hall. However, Mr. Panneerselvam convened the meeting ahead of the permitted time. He also allegedly gave money to a woman who gave an ‘aarthi’ to him.

The case was registered against Mr. Panneerselvam under Indian Penal Code sections including 143 (unlawful assembly) and 171 (E) (bribery) besides under section 127 (1) of the The Representation of the People Act, 1951. 

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