Former Union minister and Paattali Makkal Katchi candidate for Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency Anbumani Ramadoss was on Saturday booked for allegedly attempting to incite people on caste lines, officials said.
A case under IPC sections related to offences, including promoting enmity between different groups and issuing statement conducing to public mischief and violating Model Code of Conduct, was registered against Ramadoss, PMK Deputy General Secretary A Saravanan, District Secretary R Arasangam on a complaint from Tahsildar Gunasekaran.
The case was registered after a special team, acting as per the order of District Election Officer-cum-Collector K Vivekanandan, found that CDs containing speeches of PMK founder leader Dr S Ramadoss and others about Marakkanam violence ahead of PMK's youth wing festival last year and controversial inter-caste marriage of a Vanniyar girl with a Dalit youth had been circulated allegedly by PMK men.
The CD was seized during a visit to several villages in Naickenkottai area in the district where Dalits came under attack in November 2012, Gunasekaran said.
As the CD could incite caste clash, the Election Department initiated action against them, he said.
When contacted, Anbumani Ramadoss said so far he did not receive any FIR copy from police and the PMK would challenge the case legally.
Image: Former Union minister and Paattali Makkal Katchi candidate Anbumani Ramadoss