Sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dinakaran was today booked and 10 of his supporters were held in connection with distribution of pamphlets allegedly containing defamatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra
Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami here.
Former MLA Venkatachalam and local AIADMK functionary Saravanan were among the 10 arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by one Vinayakam, alleging that the accused were found distributing the pamphlets among the public outside a hall, where Palaniswami was holding a meeting with senior officials yesterday.
The pamphlets contained "derogatory remarks" against the prime minister and the chief minister, the police said.
Dinakaran and his loyalists P Vetrivel, one of the 18 AIADMK MLAs recently disqualified from the Tamil Nadu assembly under the anti-defection law, and V Pugazhenthi have also been named as accused in the case, the police said.
This is the second case slapped against Dinakaran, who is engaged in a tussle for power with Palaniswami, by the state police.