Forest brigand Veerappan's wife booked for erecting banners

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Chennai, Oct 19: The Tamil Nadu police are investigating a case relating to the erecting of banners with Veerappan's pictures on it. Muthulaxmi, the wife of the slain forest brigand is alleged to have erected banners on Sunday with pictures of Veerappan on it.

It is said that the banners were erected to mark the 11th death anniversary of Veerappan who was killed on October 18th 11 years back. The Kolathur police which received a complaint from the district administration regarding these banners are now investigating the matter and may even call in Muthulaxmi for questioning.

Veerappan's wife booked by police

Muthulaxmi marks the death anniversary of her husband every year. This year around to mark his 11th death anniversary she had announced that she would distribute free food.

The police however denied her permission following which she moved the High Court. The High Court in its order directed the Kolathur police to permit her to distribute food.

The police say that the High Court had only permitted her to distribute food. However she has no permission to set up banners in the memory of her husband who was an outlaw.

On Sunday, Muthulaxmi and her daughter paid tributes at Veerappan's cemetery at Kolathur before they distributed food.

However it came to the notice of the district administration that during the programme she had erected banners. This is not permissible and we are investigating the matter, the Kolathur police said. As per the complaint lodged by the district administration, Muthulaxmi did not have permission to erect the banners.

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