Chennai: A day after MBBS aspirant Anitha committed suicide in Ariyalur, police personnel were deployed in large numbers at Marina Beach on Saturday to make sure that students and people do not repeat a pro-Jallikattu like protest against the central government on Neet issue.
Police said that some WhatsApp messages were doing rounds saying about the need for to launch Marina2.0 for Neet issue. Police cautioned public not to believe such rumours in social media about the protests and also warned strict action against rumour mongers.
Additional police strength was also deployed at the state BJP headquarters in T Nagar.
Police were on their toes on Saturday as protests by political parties and students popped up in at least 17 places across Chennai. Police detained 735 people including 100 women in Chennai for staging protests demanding justice in Neet issue.
CPI (M) protested in front of Tarapore tower on Anna Salai led by its leader G. Ramakrishnan and VCK cadres protested in front of DME office in Kilpauk. Agitations were also reported on Wallajah Road, Saidapet, opposite to Multi specialty hospital in Omandur estate, Neelankarai and near Fort St George. Agitators also burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at two places in the city.