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Tamil activist Thirumurugan Gandhi held in Bengaluru

Thirumurugan Gandhi was arrested upon his arrival from Geneva, where he attended a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting recently and raised the issue of Anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin district and subsequent police firing that left 13 dead.

india Updated: Aug 09, 2018 22:07 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Tuticorin,Sterlite protests
MDMK Chief Vaiko condemned the arrest and demanded his immediate release. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Pro-Tamil activist Thirumurugan Gandhi was on Thursday arrested at the international airport in Bengaluru based on a Look Out Circular issued against him by the Tamil Nadu police.

He was arrested upon his arrival from Geneva, where he attended a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting recently and raised the issue of Anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin district and subsequent police firing that left 13 dead, a release from May 17 movement said.

“Gandhi landed in Bengaluru this morning from Germany and was detained by the airport Immigration officials based on a Look Out notice they had received from Tamil Nadu police.

Later, he was handed over to us,” Kempegowda International Airport police told PTI.

However the city police remained tight-lipped when contacted by PTI for details.

Meanwhile, MDMK Chief Vaiko condemned the arrest and demanded his immediate release.

First Published: Aug 09, 2018 22:07 IST