An FIR has been filed against former AIADMK MLA VP Kalairajan at the Teynampet police station for allegedly threatening to "chop off" caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's hands.
Though Teynampet police inspector Giri confirmed that the FIR was lodged two days ago, he refused to divulge any other details.
Kalairajan reportedly made the comment while speaking to the media at Poes Garden last week.
According to ANI, Kalairajan on Friday had said, "If you (Panneerselvam) provoke/hit me, I'll do the same; Amma taught us to do namaskar with hands, but they can be used in other way". (sic)
"Haven't threatened #OPanneerselvam, but if he touches us, will reply; AIADMK HQ & Poes Garden come under my distt area, so have rights," (sic) he added.
If you(Panneerselvam)provoke/hit me,I'll do same;Amma taught us to do namaskar with hands,bt they can b used in other way-Kalairajan,AIADMK pic.twitter.com/XLJYrJ10blâ€” ANI (@ANI_news) February 10, 2017
Meanwhile, the political deadlock in Tamil Nadu continues, and the focus remains on Golden Bay Resorts, Koovathur, where over a hundred MLAs from the AIADMK have been stationed since February 8.
However, the iron grip around the resort has loosened since Sunday. Previously, TNM had reported that the staff of the resort were forced to switch off their phones and even the MLAs had been restricted from communicating with people outside.
But now, TVs are back on and people are being allowed to use phones.
Read our exclusive story here: Day 5 at Golden Bay Resorts: TVs and phones back as grip over AIADMK MLAs relaxes