Slain LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's ailing mother, Vallipuram Parvati, who arrived in Chennai on Friday from Malaysia was deported immediately as the Central government did not give permission for her stay in India, police said.
Parvati, who was to be admitted to a hospital in Chennai for treatment, arrived from Kuala Lumpur but policemen did not permit her to leave the aircraft, officials said.
Elaborate security arrangements were made and suburban police commissioner, Jangid, was present to oversee matters as there was a crowd of over 150 persons at the airport, including Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko and Tamil nationalist movement leader P Nedumaran.
Both are vocal supporters of the LTTE.
On May 18, 2009, the Sri Lankan government announced Prabhakaran had been killed while trying to escape advancing army troops in the north of the country. It also said his parents were found inside a camp for displaced people.
His father Tiruvekkdam Velupilli died this January.
The pro-rebel Tamilnet website also reported the incident, saying she was "refused landing by Indian immigration officials."
The wheelchair-bound Parvathi was to be admitted to a hospital in Chennai.
Parvathi, who is believed to be in her early 80s, was seeking treatment because she had suffered a stroke, a Tamil politician in Colombo said, asking not to be named.
There was no immediate comment from Indian government officials.
Tamilnet reported that she was sent back to Malaysia and denied landing by Indian immigration officials as she was considered "a threat to law and order in the state."