In a shocking piece of news, the car of former ADMK Minister M R Vijayabhaskar was attacked and an ADMK leader was kidnapped by the unidentified miscreants on Monday at Nagampatti in the Dindigul district. Vijayabhaskar is a senior ADMK leader and served as the Tamil Nadu Minister for Transports in the previous ADMK regime.
Vijayabhaskar was travelling from Dindigul to Karur in a car along with ADMK's Karur district village panchayat vice president candidate Thiru Vika. When the former minister was driving towards Karur, a mob in four cars blocked his way and the reports say that the miscreants have thrown acid at the former minister's car and reportedly broke the window's glass.
After attacking Vijayabhaskar's car, the mob of people kidnapped Thiru Vika. The grim incident drew major attention and the former ADMK minister had slammed the ruling DMK government for threatening the ADMK. He said that unidentified members came in four cars and kidnapped ADMK's panchayat vice chairman candidate.
Vijayabhaskar further said that the incident was a result of the rivalry between DMK and ADMK. He stated, "Karur district council has 12 members of which eight were from ADMK and four were from DMK. The numbers turned to six in each side after two ADMK councillors joined DMK and with the view of degrading the ADMK's strength in the council, our vice chairman candidate Thiru Vika was kidnapped by them."
"They (DMK) were threatening six ADMK councillors and even tried to bribe them. They threatened to file false cases and even gave murder threats. So we were in Dindigul for two days and as we started towards Karur, we were stopped by four cars near Vedachanthur bypass. They broke the glass windows with iron rods and kidnapped Thiru Vika after covering his face with a towel", he added.
The Karur district village panchayat vice president election was scheduled to take place on Monday - December 19 based on the court order. ADMK member Thiru Vika had filed a petition in Madurai court and contended that the election was delayed for no reason. Hearing his petition, the court ordered to conduct the election before 2 pm on Monday. However, ahead of the election, the ADMK's candidate was kidnapped.
Following the incident, Deputy Superintendent of Police Durga Devi came to the spot and conducted an investigation. The police have registered a case and launched a probe. The former ADMK Minister said that the petition in the matter has been produced to the Deputy Superintendent and he will meet the Superintendent of Police soon and urge to take action.