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Puthiya Tamizhagam members arrested in Madurai

by udaya — last modified 2007-11-07 17:15
 
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Puthiya_Tamizhagam_members_arrested_in_Madurai/articleshow/2522715.cms
 
6 Nov 2007, 1804 hrs IST  , PTI 
 
MADURAI: Over 70 Puthiya Tamizhagam members, including party leader K Krishnasamy, were arrested on Tuesday while proceeding to Muthukulathur in Ramanathapuram district, where political leaders were prohibited from entering following the death of a Dalit teacher in October 29 clashes. 
Puthiya Tamizhagam members had intended to offer condolence to Vincent Samson, the Dalit teacher who succumbed to the injuries inflicted during the clashes, which had erupted after Congress leader S Krishnaswamy had been stabbed by unidentified persons near Muthukulathur.
Police said Ramanathapuram District Collector had issued the order prohibiting political leaders from entering Muthukulathur to avoid any untoward incident.
Despite being informed about the order, the PT members insisted on proceeding to Muthukualathur. They were arrested by the Madurai rural SP T S Anbhu and were detained at Madurai Armed Reserve Ground, police
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