R Chandran, A 65-year old DMK Executive Committee member has been arrested on the charge of misbehaviour with female during a train journey in the beginning of this month.
Railway Police of Salem and local police has conducted the arrest at the DMK office in nearby Sulur last night. The arrest was carried out based on an FIR filed at a police station in Chennai on a complaint by the women, they said.
The incident for the arrest has occurred on march 8th, while Mr. Chandran, a former panchayata president of Sulur, was returning from Chennai by a train after attending a party meeting.
Police described the incident as the women had pulled the alarm chain, bringing the train to a halt after this unfortunate experience from the accused.
Railway police personnel rushed to the coach and held an inquiry following which Chandran and three of his party colleagues, who accompanied him, had given a written apology for his behaviour, police said.
Local DMK chief, Mr. Velusamy has condemned the incident saying “It is a politically motivated and false case i n view of election time”.