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Tamil bi-weekly Nakkheeran's office attacked

January 07, 2012 15:08 IST

Miscreants on Saturday attacked the office of Tamil bi-weekly Nakkheeran for carrying an article about the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leadership.

In an update on its website, Nakkheeran said AIADMK workers attacked its office at Royapettah in Chennai using wooden logs and bottles.

However, it did not specify the reason for the attack. It said copies of the magazine were being burnt down by AIADMK supporters all over the state.

"They came in teams and attacked our premises, damaging property, including cars and two-wheelers," said Nakkheeran Editor Gopal, who acted as an emissary between the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and slain forest brigand Veerappan when he had kidnapped Kananda superstar, the late Rajkumar.

Reacting to the development, DMK president M Karunanidhi slammed the attacks and said there are legal remedies to seek redressal for grievances.

"My opinion is that attacking journalists or media offices is not acceptable," he said in a statement.

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