KRISHNAGIRI: The west zone IG K. Periaiah on Friday told reporters that strict action will be taken against those resorting to violence due to delay in screening of actor Vijay's new film 'Bigil' at Krishnagiri.
A special show was allowed to be screened at a movie hall in Krishnagiri town. The actor's fans, unable to tolerate the delay in screening the film had allegedly involved in damaging public property.
The police outpost booth, traffic signal lamps and other properties at the Krishnagiri four-road junction was vandalized by the mob. The Krishnagiri police, to control the situation, lathi-charged the protesters, said sources.
Around 30 people including the students wing organisers of Vijay fans club, Aravindan and Thamizharasu, both 19, have been arrested under various sections including under the prevention of damage to public property act.
The accused people were remanded in prison here. Police conducted searches to trace the others for taking part in the rioting.
Mr. K. Periaiah came to Krishnagiri and reviewed the situation. He also had a meeting with the district SP, Sri. Bandi Gangadhar.
Periaiah, after the meeting, told reporters that the police protection was intensified to cinema halls where 'Bigil' is screened. Around 10,000 police men have been deployed in eight western districts ahead of 'Diwali' festival....