Sunday, August 06, 2017

O Panneerselvam visits Trichy: Man with knife causes flutter, arrested by airport police

Tiruchirappalli: A man allegedly found carrying a kitchen knife caused a flutter at the entrance of the Trichy airport here when former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam was being received on his arrival , police said.
He was later identified as Solairaja, a local AIADMK worker and supporter of Panneerselvam, they said.

As the AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma leader was being received by his supporters just outside the arrival entrance, the knife kept by Solairaja in his waist fell down.

Immediately, some supporters of Panneerselvam mistook it as an attempt to attack their leader and overpowered Solairaja, stated to be a professional cook, and handed him over to airport police.

During his interrogation, Solairaja told police that he was also a follower of Panneerselvam and did not intend to attack him.
06/08/17 PTI/First Post