AIADMK supremo VK Sasikala and legislative party leader Edappadi K Palaniswamy have been booked for alleged detention of party MLAs at a private resort near here.
The complaint was filed at the Koovathur police station on a complaint from Madurai (South) MLA SS Saravanan, who has since joined the rebel O Panneerselvam camp.
The two were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) pertaining to abduction and wrongful confinement.
Last week, while extending his support to Chief Minister Panneerselvam, Saravanan claimed that he had managed to flee from the resort by changing into a t-shirt and bermuda shorts. On February 5, Sasikala was elected as the Legislature Party Leader.
However, two days later, Panneerselvam raised a banner of revolt against her, alleging he was forced to step down for her.
The AIADMK MLAs have been put up at the luxury resort for the past one week, and many of those who swear allegiance to Sasikala have been insisting they were staying on their own wish.
Sasikala herself had visited the resort thrice to hold discussions with her party legislators.
With PTI Inputs