Six people, including two Sri Lankan nationals, were arrested on Sunday for manufacturing and circulating Compact Discs, criticising the Central and Tamil Nadu Governments for its alleged inaction on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
The CDs contained personalised attacks on some political parties and their leaders in the form of dialogues supporting the Eelam Tamils struggle, an official press release said.
It said the arrested were identified as Kabilan (45), Kamaladasan (38), both hailing from Jaffna in Sri Lanka, Divakaran (30), Sureshbabu Kumar (36) Saravana Sundar (42) and Balasundaram (27).
The Sri Lankan nationals, who had been staying in Chennai since 1984, had started a computer firm in Chennai five years back, it said, adding that the group had been manufacturing CDs for circulation across the State from this firm.
The arrests were made after a special team raided the firm following reports that Sri Lankan Tamils were manufacturing CDs relating to Sri Lankan Tamils issue and distributing them to create law and order problem in State, it said.
The CDs were being manufactured under various titles like "Eelam Tamils Independence Struggle and betrayed History", "Vote for Whom", "Tamil Eelam Betrayers","Puthiya Parasakthi", "Seeman Manohara" and "Meendum Kannagi".
"The arrests were made with a view to ensure peaceful conduct of the polls and maintain public harmony" it said.
Cases under various sections of the IPC were also registered against them, the release said, adding that the arrested were later lodged in Puzhal Central Prison.