Tamil Nadu: 3 BJP functionaries arrested for assaulting preachers in Ariyalur
Subsequently, the BJP functionaries threatened and assaulted the Christian preachers and took them to a Mariamman temple in Melatheru, Ariyalur. Subsequently, the accused trio was arrested by Ariyalur police and remanded under judicial custody till February 15. The accused trio also forced the preachers to apply holy ash and vermilion on their heads at the temple. Ariyalur police personnel investigating the complaint have booked a case against three BJP functionaries under as many as 6 sections of IPC including IPC 342, 365, and 295(A)IPC read with 66 (A) IT Act. TRICHY: The Ariyalur police personnel on Saturday arrested three men belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) charged with the offence of assaulting Christian preachers and spreading a video showing the assault in social media platforms.Police identified that the victim as Aaron Kumar , a preacher from Kaanigaipuram village running a prayer centre in the same village.