THANJAVUR: The police arrested 32 individuals belonging to varied Hindu organisations together with Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) right here on Friday after they staged an illustration demanding the rapid arrest of Pa. Ranjith, movie director who in keeping with them denigrated King Raja Raja Cholan who constructed the Large temple right here in a speech at a perform on June 5 at Thiruppanandal.

T. Gurumurthy, state convener of HMK, Karthik Rao, state secretary, Radhakrishnan, secretary of Anmeega Makkal Kartchi, Veeran Selvarasu, founding father of Veerathamizhar Ezhuchi Peravai participated within the agitation. The police stated that permission has not been given for the agitation. The agitators tried to burn the effigy of Pa. Ranjith, however police intervened and arrested them.


It could be recalled that Bala, former district secretary of HMK lodged a grievance with DSP of Thiruvidaimaruthur stating that Ranjith described the interval of Raja Raja Cholan as a “black period”. He additionally allegedly spoke that lands of Dalits have been taken away by the King. He additionally stated that atrocities towards Dalits have been many in Cauvery delta.  

Following the grievance Thiruppanandal police registered two circumstances towards Pa. Ranjith. In the meantime, Pa. Ranjith has approached Madurai bench of the Madras Excessive courtroom looking for anticipatory bail.