Tamil activist Thirumurugan Gandhi held in Bengaluru
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.