5 RSS workers booked for manhandling police in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore

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A scuffle broke out between Coimbatore police and RSS workers when the latter prevented police personnel from entering a private school where the outfit was holding a training program.

Five workers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have been booked for allegedly manhandling a police officer in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore. The incident in question took place in Vilankurichi on Friday.

According to reports, a scuffle broke out between Coimbatore police and RSS workers when the latter prevented police personnel from entering a private school where the outfit was holding a training program.

Police personnel were deployed in large numbers around the school in Coimbatore’s Vilankurichi after Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) announced that it would stage a protest against the RSS.

On Friday afternoon, around 19 cadres of NTK tried to stage a protest outside the school but they were immediately detained by police.

Deputy Commissioner T Jayachandran (Coimbatore city North) later stated that the police had no intention to enter the premises of the school. They were only asking RSS members to remain inside the school and not step outside.

However, the RSS members refused to listen to the police and instead engaged in a scuffle with the police personnel present on the spot.

An FIR was registered on Saturday against RSS workers for manhandling a police officer during the scuffle. Five people have been identified and an investigation is underway to confirm the identity of other suspects.


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