Transgenders protest detention of two mates

  • By TOI
  • | Wednesday | 14th February, 2018

Cantonment police said that a case was not registered against the two transgenders till Tuesday evening. “The two were taken to the MGMGH for medical examination to ascertain whether they are transgenders. A case could be registered only after the medical examination,” a police source said. Trichy: Alleging that police personnel attached to the Cantonment police station falsely picked up two transgenders and charged them with the offence of causing public nuisance by pestering commuters to give money, members of the transgender community resorted to a protest outside the station on Tuesday.Police sources said they have been receiving frequent complaints from the public accusing the transgenders of intercepting pedestrians and commuters and extorting money. Due to lack of employment opportunities we seek money from public but we never have harassed or assaulted any commuter,” said a 35-year-old transgender from Karur bypass road.As the transgender community across the city assembled in front of the Cantonment police station near Reynolds Road, police personnel held peace talks with them and dispersed the protesters.

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