The police in Thirumaiyam in Pudukottai district has registered an FIR against BJP national secretary H Raja for abusing them as “corrupt” after they refused him permission to address a public meeting on the route to a Vinayaka Chathurthi procession in the town.
They have registered cases under eight sections of the IPC relating to causing discord among communities and disturbing peace and preventing a public servant from discharge his duty.
Police were forced to register the case after his altercation with the local force went viral.
Geetha, an office-bearer of the Madras High Court Association, plans to initiate contempt proceedings against him for his derogatory remarks against courts.
Trouble started in Thirumaiyam near Karaikudi, Raja’s native town, on Saturday when the local police denied permission to him to put up a dais ov the route Vinayaka Chathurthi procession. The police pleaded that they had to go by the high court order regarding regulation of the Vinayaka Chathurthi procession . Raja who himself is a lawyer, burst out, “to hell with courts”.
He also called the police “anti-Hindu” and ”wholly corrupt” and they should be ashamed to wear the uniform after the CBI raid on the residence of the DGP in connection with the gutka scam .
Raja also brought in reported luxuries including colour television sets and mobiles provided to economic offenders lodged in Puzhal jail on the outskirts of Chennai. He said the police received bribes from “Muslim extremists” to provide these luxuries. He said:” I am also ready to give you bribe, allow me to put up a dais for the public meeting”.
Though Raja has been known to shoot off his mouth, this time he has been caught on camera .
Reflecting the public mood, general secretary of Dravidar Iyyaka Tamilar Peravai. Suba Veerapandian has said Raja’s derogatory remarks shows he is drunk with power.
Suba Veerapandian has said leaders like Raja and S V Sekhar are able to get away because the State Government does not have guts to initiate action against them for fear of offending the Modi Government.
Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar has said he is sure the courts will take suo motu notice of Raja’s comments.