Chennai: In what appears to be a suppression of freedom of expression in Tamil Nadu,  miscreants on Saturday attacked the office of Tamil bi-weekly 'Nakkheeran' for carrying an article about the AIADMK leadership, drawing flak from the opposition DMK.

In an update on its website, 'Nakkheeran' said AIADMK workers attacked its office at Royapettah here using wooden logs and bottles.

However, it did not specify the reason for the attack. It said copies of the magazine were being burnt down by AIADMK supporters in the entire state.

"They came in teams and attacked our premises, damaging property, including cars and two-wheelers," said Nakkheeran Editor Gopal, who acted as an emissary between the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and slain forest brigand Veerappan when he had kidnapped Kananda superstar, the late Rajkumar.

Reacting to the development, DMK president M Karunanidhi slammed the attacks and said there are legal remedies to seek reddressal for grievances. "My opinion is that attacking journalists or media offices is not acceptable," he said in a statement.

(Agencies)