The two women activists were arrested for slapping a woman cop on Thursday, as per the Sulur police. The two women were on their way to protest the ongoing RSS’s three-day national conclave in Udhagamandalam that is when police made the arrest.
The arrested women are identified as Nandhini, 31, and her younger sister Niranjana, 26. By profession, the two women are also lawyers and belong to K Pudur in the Madurai district.
Sulur police inspector Mathaiyan and his team acted on a tip. They stopped the bus on which Nadhini and Niranjana were travelling. The police blocked the bus around 11.50 am on Thursday. Police deboarded the duo, booked them with Section 151 CrPC (preventive arrest), and released them in the evening.
Coimbatore Women Activists Slapped Cop
However, the situation escalated, and the two women got into an altercation with the police. Reportedly, both abused the police team using slang and went violent. They slapped woman police constable Anandhi. Later, Sulur police lodged a complaint against the sisters under sections 151 CrPC read with 294 (b), 332, 353, and 506 (i) of the Indian Penal Code.
Police presented the duo before the Sulur judicial magistrate, who were later detained in judicial custody on Thursday night. They stayed at special prison for women on the Coimbatore central prison premises.
Before the arrest, the duo criticised the DMK's move to grant permission for RSS's conclave in Udhgamandalam. The duo decided to protest in front of the Nilgiris district collectorate around 5 pm on Thursday.
Nandhini and her sister have a track record of protesting against Tasmac outlets since their college days. This is not the first time. Earlier also, A Niranjana, one of the sisters was arrested before starting a protest. Niranjana decided to protest against the state government over liquor sales in Tasmac outlets, but she was booked under section CrPc- 151- preventive arrest. Activist and police clashes are not new. Usually, the arrest of the activist is politically motivated.
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