The city police on Sunday registered a case of unlawful assembly against M K Stalin, leader of the opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly M K Stalin, and 60 other DMK legislators for conducting a mock assembly outside the secretariat on Friday without permission.
A case had been filed in Fort Police station as DMK MLAs gathered inside the premises without permission. The case was filed against 40 MLAs on 18th and 60 MLAs on 19th.
These cases have been booked by Fort Police Station Inspector for staging a dharna outside the Assembly and holding a mock Assembly session at the Secretariat. According to police sources, two FIRs were registered on August 18 and 19.
Reacting to the development, Stalin said he had doubts if he could be arrested. “I had doubts if I could be arrested while coming to Chennai,” he said at a marriage function in Nagercoil. “However, the case has been filed under bailable sections,” he added.
The DMK legislators had conducted the mock assembly two days after 79 party members were suspended from the assembly for disrupting proceedings in the House.
Following the suspension of Stalin and 78 other party MLAs for a week by Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal, they staged a dharna against the decision and also conducted a mock Assembly inside the Secretariat premises.
The DMK legislators brought chairs from their cars and sat outside the secretariat for close to 40 minutes, and the whole proceeding was telecast live by some TV channels.