Seeman remanded to 15-day judicial custody
Pro-LTTE Tamil film director Seeman, who has been charged with sedition for his alleged remarks against the country, was remanded to 15 days’ judicial custody.india Updated: Feb 21, 2009 23:24 IST
Pro-LTTE Tamil film director Seeman, who has been charged with sedition for his alleged remarks against the country, was remanded to 15 days’ judicial custody on Saturday.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Pongiappan remanded him to custody when he was produced at the magistrate’s residence at Puducherry in the early hours, police said.
Though police in Tirunelveli on Friday claime that he was ‘secured´, Seeman told media that he had surrendered. He is accused of making a seditious speech at a meeting here on February 12.
Seeman, who has been arrested twice in the recent past for his pro-LTTE speeches and released on bail, was brought here by a special police team.
Superintendent of Police Vijayakumar, who headed the team, told PTI that cases had been registered against Seeman under IPC Sections 124 (A) (sedition), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), among others.
Seeman, who was taken to Puducherry by Tamil Nadu Police, was reportedly allowed to meet some people including lawyers.