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FIR filed against MDMK's Vaiko for pro-LTTE speech

india Updated: Apr 10, 2009 10:27 IST
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MDMK leader Vaiko was on Thursday booked by police on charges of speaking in support of banned LTTE and against the country’s sovereignty and integrity at a protest demonstration in Chennai.

An FIR has been filed under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act against Vaiko, who has also been slapped with the charge of inciting the people to indulge in violence, Chennai Police Commissioner K Radhakrishnan told PTI on Thursday night.

A staunch LTTE supporter, Vaiko had on Wednesday warned of a “bloodbath” in Tamil Nadu if “something” happened to LTTE leader V Prabhakaran in the ongoing offensive by the Sri Lankan army in the island nation’s Tamil areas.

He had also said there was nothing wrong in youth taking to arms and joining the LTTE in its fight against the Sri Lankan Army.

However, Vaiko on Thursday justified his “blood bath” remarks, saying he had only warned the government of the consequences only with a good intention.