Three arrested over attack on former Union Minister's house
Petrol bombs were hurled on the residence of former Union Minister E
V K S Elangovan, a strident LTTE critic, in Chennai and three persons of
a little-known pro-Ealam outfit arrested in connection with the attack.
The attack occurred late Friday night after Elangovan, senior state
Congress leader, had torn down posters and banners eulogising slain LTTE
founder V. Prabhakaran on the occasion of the outfit leader's birthday
at Erode on Friday.
Elangovan was not present during the attack on his residence in which
some furniture was damaged.
No one was injured in the attack, Tamil Nadu DGP KP Jain said adding
Mithiran, VC Mani and Arul, members of 'Naam Tamizhar', led by
actor-director Seeman, were arrested today.Seeman was arrested and
deported by immigration officials from Canada on Thursday on charges of
making an inflammatory speech against Sinhalese.Seeman arrived in
Jain said adequate security measures were made in view of the 'Maaverar
Naal' (Heroes Day), celebrated for three days ending November 27, the
day the first LTTE cadre was killed.
Prabhakaran himself was killed in the Lankan army offensive in May
Meanwhile, nine persons from different pro-Tamil outfits were
arrested in Erode for displaying banners and flex boards eulogising
Prabhakaran. Three inmates of the Gummidipoondi Sri Lankan Refugees camp
were arrested for hoisting the LTTE flag and possessing posters
supporting the banned outfit, he said.