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Pro-LTTE lawyers attack Swamy inside HC room

In a shocking incident,Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy was attacked by a group of pro-LTTE advocates...

Written by Express News Service | Chennai | Published: February 18, 2009 12:50 am

In a shocking incident,Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy was attacked by a group of pro-LTTE advocates in the presence of two senior judges inside a court room at the Madras High Court on Tuesday. A group of about 20 advocates,shouting pro-LTTE slogans,also hurled eggs on Swamy,seeking to implead himself as a party in the Chidambaram Nataraj Temple takeover case against the state Government.

The advocates barged inside the room even as the hearing was on,shouting pro-LTTE slogans and those condemning Swamy for his stand against the Tamil rebels. Situation turned worse when some among the protestors hurled eggs at Swami even as a few others manhandled him,all in the view of the Division Bench presided by senior judges Justice P K Mishra and Justice K Chandru. A senior police official who was present was pushed outside when he tried to bring the situation under control,while the CRPF personnel supposed to protect Swamy could not get inside the room. Finally,the protestors were removed by the police.

Following the incident,the judges ordered that the state Government should provide security to Swamy. They also recorded the whole event and would refer the matter to the Chief Justice for appropriate action. The hearing of the case has been adjourned for Wednesday.

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