A police inspector was allegedly manhandled by a group of advocates at the Madras High Court campus on Monday and was rescued by a police team from the chambers of the government pleaders two hours later.
Munisekar, who is working as an inspector at the Kolathur police station had come to the High Court campus on Monday to appear in a habeus corpus petition. He told The New Indian Express that an advocate K Nagarajan stopped him as he walking past the NDFS court hall and then a group of advocates surrounded him and alleged that he had bad-mouthed advocates and they started abusing him.
He managed to enter the government pleaderâ€™s chamber and stayed there for two hours fearing for his safety. Reportedly, the inspector and advocate had some enmity related to a case in 2016. The advocate was planning to take the inspector to a judge and raise a police complaint but police officers came and rescued the inspector, said Mohanakrishnan, president of Madras High Court Advocates Association (MHAA).
The inspector had posted on social media that he was surrounded by 60 advocates and kept hostage in the government pleaderâ€™s room. There were also videos put up by witnesses which showed the inspector being forcibly pulled out while being abused.
In September last year, advocate Nagarajan had filed a complaint against Munisekar for illegally detaining and assaulting him while he was at the Koyambedu bus terminus. Nagarajan had alleged that he was ill-treated because he filmed the inspector manhandling a woman and a person with disability. However, the case is pending before a magistrate court, reported TNIE.