A man was detained after footwear was hurled at the car of Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan here when he was returning after paying homage to a slain Indian army soldier hailing from the district.
Rifleman D Lakshmanan, a resident of T Pudupatti village in the district, was among the army personnel killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri on Thursday. His mortal remains reached here for the last rites. The minister, officials, and state BJP chief K Annamalai paid tributes to the departed soldier.
Police said there was a heated exchange between the minister and BJP cadres present at the venue, as he asked why the party men had come for a government event organized to pay homage to the martyr, leading to some argument.
Thiaga Rajan was leaving the airport when some suspected BJP workers blocked his car, even as a slipper hurled at the vehicle got stuck in its windscreen.
Police said one person has been detained for questioning.
(Inputs from PTI)