Director Seeman Speech at Muthukumar Memorial
Kolathur Mani Speech at Muthukumar Memorial
Coimbatore (PTI): The propaganda secretary of the Vaiko-led MDMK, Nanchil
Sampath, was on Sunday detained under the National Security Act (NSA) on charges
of making 'provocative speech' on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, during a public
meeting at Tirupur near here.
Mr. Sampath would be lodged in prison for a year under the NSA for making
derogatory remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and calling for a
separate nationhood for Tamil Nadu, among others, an official release said.
The detention orders, signed by Tirupur district Collector, Samayamurthy, were
served on Mr. Sampath on Sunday morning, police said.
On Saturday evening, the Tirupur Magistrate Court had granted conditional bail
to Mr. Sampath, who was arrested on similar charges on March 7 and is lodged in
the Central jail.
However, the MDMK leader would not be able to come out on bail since he has been
detained under NSA, the release said.
The release also warned of "strict legal action" against persons supporting
banned outfits or act in ways detrimental in maintaining law and order in the
Besides Mr. Sampath, Tamil cinema Director Seeman and Periyar Dravida Kazhagam
(PDK) leader Kolathur Mani, were earlier detained under the NSA for making
'provocative speeches' supporting the banned LTTE, while speaking in public on
the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.