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Lathi charge to disperse clashing groups in Tirupur

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : Police resorted to mild lathicharge to disperse two warring groups belonging to AIADMK and DMK, who had come to file nomination papers for a housing cooperative society in nearby Tirupur, today Trouble started when police reportedly closed the doors after AIADMK men, led by former Minister MSM Anandan entered the hall, while former DMK Mayor Selvaraj and his supporters were not allowed.

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As argument followed, some DMK men were seen barging into the hall where nominations had to be filed, which was prevented by AIADMK men, resulting in fracas, forcing police to resort to mild baton charge and also pushing some workers out, police said.Returning officer Shoba postponed the date of filing nomination, following the violence, they said.

A few DMK men were hurt in the melee and were admitted to hospital with minor injuries, they said.

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