Tamil Nadu Director General of Police C Sylendra Babu Thursday clarified that the videos circulating on social media showing alleged attacks on migrant labourers in the state were “false” and “mischievous”. His clarification came in the wake of a tweet by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who took note of media reports on the videos and directed the state chief secretary and DGP to speak to officials in the Tamil Nadu government and ensure the safety of Bihar labourers.
“Somebody in Bihar has posted a false and mischievous video saying that the migrant workers of Bihar are attacked in Tamil Nadu. Two videos are posted and both are false videos. These two incidents happened earlier in Tiruppur and Coimbatore. In both cases, the clash was not between Tamil Nadu people and migrant workers. One was a clash between two groups of Bihar migrant workers and another video was a clash between two local residents of Coimbatore,” DGP Babu said.