DMK Member Arrested For Misbehaving With Women On Train: Police

R Chandran, a former panchayata president of Sulur, was returning from Chennai on March 8 by a train after attending a party meeting when he allegedly misbehaved with the women passengers.

DMK Member Arrested For Misbehaving With Women On Train: Police

R Chandran was arrested by Railway Police from Salem. (Representational)

Coimbatore:

A 65-year old DMK Executive Committee member has been arrested non the charge of misbehaviour with some women passengers during a train journey early this month, police said on Thursday.

R Chandran was arrested by Railway Police from Salem and local police late Wednesday night at the DMK office in nearby Sulur based on an FIR filed at a police station in Chennai on a complaint by the women, they said.

Chandran, a former panchayata president of Sulur, was returning from Chennai on March 8 by a train after attending a party meeting when he allegedly misbehaved with the women passengers.

According to police, the women had pulled the alarm chain, bringing the train to a halt.

Railway police personnel rushed to the coach and held an inquiry following which Chandran and three of his party colleagues, who accompanied him, had given a written apology for his behaviour, police said.

Local party workers questioned the timing of arrest and alleged it was a false case.

"It is a politically motivated and false case in view of election time," local DMK functionary Velusamy charged.

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