5 held in Coimbatore for allegedly plotting to kill leaders of Hindu outfits

Four of the accused allegedly arrived in Coimbatore on the pretext of attending a wedding, police said. Investigation revealed they were conspiring to against a few leaders of Hindu outfits.

india Updated: Sep 03, 2018 15:09 IST
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The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the police have detained four people who arrived at Coimbatore from Chennai on Saturday.(File Photo)

Five people were arrested in Coimbatore on Sunday for allegedly conspiring to eliminate a few leaders of Hindu outfits, police said.

Acting on a tip off, the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the police on Saturday detained four people who arrived in Coimbatore from Chennai. Another person who had come to receive them was also picked up for questioning, they said.

Stating that all four had come to attend a marriage, police said interrogation revealed that they had conspired to eliminate Arjun Sampath of Hindu Makkal Katchi and Hindu Munnani leader Mookambikai Mani among some others.

All the five were booked under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and conspiracy.

They were arrested and lodged in Central jail here.

Security has been provided for the leaders.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Sep 03, 2018 12:01 IST