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3 more PMK men detained under NSA

PTI  Kancheepuram, May 13, 2013
First Published: 14:04 IST(13/5/2013) | Last Updated: 14:23 IST(13/5/2013)

Three more PMK members, arrested in connection with recent violence targeting public transport vehicles, have been booked under the National Security Act.


President of the Dhamal Panchayat Manimaran (50) Ilango (31) and Mari (29), arrested along with nine others for allegedly setting afire a bus at the village on April 30, were detained under the NSA yesterday, police said.

On recommendation from District Superintendent of Police Xavier, Collector Chithirasenan invoked NSA against the three lodged in Central prison in Vellore since their arrest.

With this, four PMK men have been detained under the stringent NSA in the district in connection with the violence which followed the arrest of their party leader S Ramadoss on April 30 at Villupuram for attempting to stage a protest in violatino of prohibitory orders.

Kaduvetti Guru, MLA, had been detained under the NSA on Friday.

As scores of buses were attacked across the state, the Jayalalithaa Government has warned that those indulging in such acts would be detained under the NSA.

Ramadoss and his son and former union minister Anbumani Ramadoss, who was also arrested, were released last week.

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