K Annamalai (middle) joining the BJP in Delhi on August 25
COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore city police on Friday booked former Karnataka IPS officer K Annamalai, who joined the BJP three days ago, and some party functionaries for unlawful assembly.
Annamalai visited Coimbatore BJP office, located on the VKK Menon Road, on Thursday. He was welcomed by the party functionaries. Several party members gathered at the party office violating the lockdown rules in force to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The party cadre also burst crackers on the road.
Later, Annamalai addressed the party cadre from a vehicle.
Based on a complaint filed by sub-inspector Suganya, the Kattoor police registered a case against Annamalai, BJP district president R Nandakumar, BJP state level leaders GKS Selvakumar, SR Sekar and Kanagasabapathy and a few other functionaries.
They were booked under sections 143 (punishment for unlawful assembly), 269 (whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is and which he knows or has reason to believe to be likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act.