Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday assured strict action against the police if it is proved that they resorted to violence during the protests on Jallikattu.
“A new investigation commission headed by a former high court judge will set up to inquire about the violence and police excesses and it will submit its report within a week,” he added.
He said if visuals of police torching vehicles huts are proven true then action would be taken against them.
He further said that steps are being taken to release 21 students from Chennai and 15 students from other districts arrested during the violence.
Earlier, the Tamil Nadu CM has said various anti-social elements and organisations had “infiltrated” the Jallikattu protest with an intention of “diverting” it.
The week-long peaceful pro-jallikattu protest had taken a violent turn following the police crackdown to forcefully evict the protest site.
Tamil Nadu Police allegedly unleashed violence on slum-dwellers living opposite to the Marina beach and other part of the capital city.
The slum dwellers, who offered protection to the youth and students, were dragged and beaten up by the police.
Police had allegedly burnt several vehicles, fish markets and huts in many Chennai.