MIC Youth lodges report against Surendran

(The Star) – MIC wants PKR vice-president N. Surendran to be punished if his allegation that MIC was behind the acid attack threat against him turned out to be false.

MIC social and welfare bureau deputy chairman Datuk Ramanan Ramakrishnan said the party was unhappy over Surendran’s allegation.

“Anyone could have sent that message to him but he claims the message was sent by our party following his criticism against us,” he said after lodging a police report at the Travers police station yesterday.

Since Surendran lodged the police report on July 10, he said no MIC member had been implicated.

“I will not deny that there are bad apples in the party but we do not condone violence,” he said, urging the police to probe the matter thoroughly.

It was reported that Surendran had lodged a police report on July 10, saying he had received a text message which warned him against criticising MIC or risk being splashed with acid.

He has also been quoted as saying that he believed the threat came about after his criticism of MIC was front-paged in Tamil dailies.