Jallikattu: Madras HC seeks report on police crackdown
The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday sought a detailed report on police action against Jallikattu protesters at Alanganallur in Madurai. The court asked the Tamil Nadu director general of police to file a report before February 15.
Petitioner P Kanagavel had moved court alleging police excess while dispersing crowds gathered for a Jallikattu event on January 23 and sought a judicial inquiry into the same. The incident had left close to 40 people, including 10 policemen injured. The petitioner had also pleaded to the court for directions to the Tamil Nadu government to provide treatment to those injured in the police action.
The alleged police excess at Alanganallur was also caught on camera by television channels.