As many as 10 Pattali Makkal Katchi(PMK) men, including an MLA, were detained under the National Security Act (NSA) since this week in Kancheepuram district.
The orders had been issued by Kancheepuram Collector L Chithirasenan to detain the accused who were arrested in connection with the violence that broke out following the arrest of PMK founder and president Dr S Ramadoss on April 30.
Three days ago, PMK’s State Assembly floor leader and Vanniyar Sangam president ‘Kaduvetti’ Guru alias J Gurunathan, whose detention under the NSA was revoked by the Home Ministry, was detained again under the NSA after fresh orders passed by Chithirasenan following the recommendation of Superintendent of Police C Vijayakumar. The recommendation listed out the number of cases in which Guru was implicated and the gravity of the offences.
It also pointed out that Guru had to be detained to prevent him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order. The recommendation was accepted and orders were passed to detain Guru for a period of 12 months.
Guru was initially arrested on April 30 on an arrest warrant issued by a Kancheepuram Court in connection with a case of promoting enmity between Vanniyars and Dalits and was subsequently detained under NSAw on May 10.
Similarly, four PMK men from Kooram village in Kancheepuram - Visvanathan (42), Kumarasamy (38), Deepam Suresh (32) and Dhinesh (32) - who were arrested for indulging in violence after the arrest of Ramadoss, were detained under NSA on Friday.
Besides, Manimanran, (48), Elango, (31), Mari, (29), Pazhari, (42), and Anandhan, (42), all residents of Dhamal Village in Kancheepuram were detained under NSA on the orders of Chithirasenan earlier this week.