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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 Chennai yesterday.

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 this year.

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.

 

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