DMK demands probe into violence by sitting High Court judge

Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) DMK Working President and the Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly M.K. Stalin on Monday said the party has demanded a probe by a sitting judge of High Court into the police action against the Jallikattu protestors and the violence.

Speaking to reporters here after meeting Governor C.H. Vidyasagar Rao the DMK leader said the party has urged the former for a probe into the police action against the protestors in support of Jallikattu and the violence.

Jallikattu is the famous bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu held during the Pongal festivities.

He also said policemen themselves had put on fire auto rickshaws based on video clippings and hence there is a need for probe.

Meanwhile speaking to reporters Commissioner of Police Chennai S.George said the police had explained to the protestors about the provisions of the ordinance that enabled conduct of Jallikattu.

He said the police had repeatedly requested the protestors at Marina to disperse.

George also said some anti-national elements were among the protestors at Marina.

According to him all the protestors have vacated Marina.