Actor-politician Kamal Haasan has lashed out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and his federal government, labelling them “prime accused” in the controversial fatalities of two men – a father and son in the town of Tuticorin – who had been allegedly tortured by police before remaining despatched to jail.
Kamal Haasan and fellow actor-politician Rajinikanth each spoke to associates of their family members right now.
“A govt and main minister who blindly assistance police murders are also prime accused. The perpetrators, abettors, mute spectators and those people who tried to go over this criminal offense up ought to be punished,” Kamal Haasan said.
Kamal Haasan also said that by “supporting police extra the Tamil Nadu governing administration permits terrorism”.
P Jayaraj and his son, Beniks, were being arrested June 19 for keeping their cellular phone store in Tuticorin open up past permitted hrs amid the coronavirus lockdown. They died at a clinic four days later and relatives alleged cops had severely thrashed them at the Sathankulam Law enforcement Station.
They alleged accidents to the rectum and pointed to other alleged symptoms of torture, like tufts of hair pulled from the upper body, and demanded murder prices against the cops included.
Jayaraj and his son experienced been billed with legal intimidation and verbally abusing police officers.
The incident triggered massive outrage in the city the place 13 people died in police firing two decades back throughout demonstrations in opposition to a copper smelter, something Kamal Haasan referred to in his assertion.
“Enable our voice for justice shake up this government’s conceitedness. No motion against law enforcement who killed 13 anti-Sterlite protesters (and now) to assault two as they bleed is a murderous criminal offense,” he explained.
The legislation is for the persons and the judiciary really should stand with the folks, Kamal Haasan extra, urging the government to get at the reality of this incident.
The Chief Minister, who controls the law enforcement department, expressed sorrow more than the deaths and announced Rs 20 lakh in compensation and a govt position for a member of the family. Having said that, he was silent on torture allegations.
The case has been taken up by the Madras Large Court’s Madurai bench.