Police deployed at resort where Sasikala camp MLAs are housed

Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) A large police posse was on Tuesday deployed near the beach resort where legislators supporting AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala are housed, following the Supreme Court judgement in the disproportionate assets case.

Police have asked the private security guards posted at the resort in Kuvathoor, around 90 km from here, to vacate the place. The guards had blocked the road that leads to the resort.

The police also clamped orders prohibiting gathering of any four or more persons in Kuvathoor.

According to an AIADMK leader, the legislators may be asked to vacate the resort by the police.

Tamil Nadu’s acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has been saying that he would enjoy the support of majority of legislators if only they are not held in captivity at the resort. This charge has been denied by Sasikala and her supporters.

Sasikala, who came to the resort on Monday evening, stayed overnight and is present there.

The apex court on Tuesday quashed the Karnataka High Court verdict acquitting Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case and asked her to surrender herself forthwith.

–IANS

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