According to sources, shops in Egmore pulled their shutters down as an unofficial warnings were issued by police that there might be trouble.
Media reports also claimed that at least 70 per cent of shops have shut down in Mylapore. Almost all shops have closed around AIADMK headquarters, stated a report. It was a deserted look at AIADMK party office in Chennai, added the report.
Earlier it was stated that buses and jeeps were burnt in the city. Meanwhile, one of Jayalalithaa's supporters tried immolate self in front of her residence in Chennai.
Reports of stone-pelting have been reported near the residences of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. The BJP leader, the then Janata Party leader was the first person to file the case against Jayalalithaa in 1996.