Tamil Nadu: BJP functionary beaten up for exposing cannabis sale
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) functionary was brutally thrashed by miscreants in Tamil Nadu's Chengalpattu after he reportedly exposed the rampant sale of ganja (cannabis) in the city. He was rescued by locals in bad condition, after which the police initiated a probe and arrested six persons, India Today reported. Meanwhile, the BJP has condemned the incident and assured support to the victim.
Attack after victim highlighted sale of banned substance
The victim has been identified as Dhanasekhar, who hails from Tirukazhukundram. The attack on him reportedly took place due to his intervention to stop the sale of ganja in Chegalpattu. The BJP functionary had recently posted a video on social media in which he was seen asking a mentally unstable drug user about where he got the ganja from and who its peddlers were.
Video infuriated businessman after Dhanasekhar named him
Dhanasekhar also reportedly linked a local businessman, named Gurubhai alias Sheriff, to ganja sale and repeatedly checked whether he was selling the banned substance, reported India Today. Gurubhai's son Ahmed Basha then filed a police complaint against Dhanasekhar and held a protest with his relatives. Later, as Dhanasekshar was traveling in his car, he was stopped by miscreants near Kanakoyil Kottai and brutally thrashed.
Police initiated probe; BJP state president condemns attack
According to TV9, Dhanasekhar was found unconscious in blood-soaked clothes when some commuters rescued him. He was taken to a Chengalpattu hospital and is now reportedly stable. Cops have so far arrested six persons suspected of being involved in the attack. On the other hand, BJP state president K Annamalai denounced the attack and offered complete support to the victim and his family.
Images shared by BJP state president on Twitter
கஞ்சா விற்பவர்களுக்கு எதிராகக் குரல் கொடுத்து அவர்களால் கண்மூடித்தனமாகத் தாக்கப்பட்ட @BJP4TamilNadu நிர்வாகி திரு தனசேகர் மற்றும் அவரது குடும்பத்தாரை சற்று நேரத்திற்கு முன்பு செங்கல்பட்டு அரசு மருத்துவமனையில் சந்தித்து அவரோடு தோளோடு தோள் நிற்பேன் என்ற வாக்குறுதியை அளித்தேன். pic.twitter.com/OCq4G2Iq0l— K.Annamalai (@annamalai_k) December 18, 2022