Police opened fire in the air in Theni after they came under attack from cadres of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhgam (AMMK) chief T T V Dinakran who has fielded Thanga Tamilselvan in the Lok Sabha constituency there to take on Deputy Chief Minister O Pannerselvan’s son Ravindranath Kumar who is locked in a multi-cornered contest.
Also in the field are DMK-backed former TNCC president E V K Elangovan. Theni district Superintendent of of Police V Bhaskaran told reporters that police raided AMMK office following reports that huge amounts of cash had been stacked there to bribe voters.
He said police fired four rounds in the air after they came under attack from AMMK men. No one was injured.