FIR against Vaiko for making pro-LTTE speech

April 10th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Apr. 10 (ANI): An FIR has been lodged against MDMK leader Vaiko here for allegedly delivering inflammatory speeches in support of the LTTE.

This comes a day after he warned of a bloodbath in Tamil Nadu if LTTE chief Prabhakaran is harmed.

The Chennai Police has framed Vaiko under sedition and under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

Sedition is officially defined as an attempt to bring hatred or contempt, or exciting or attempting to excite, disaffection towards the Government.

Under section 124A of IPC, sedition is a non-bailable offence, which means the accused cannot be granted bail by the arresting authority.

Conviction under the UAPA can lead to imprisonment for five years or even a life sentence.

The FIR also accuses him of making a comment that could create fear or incite violence. (ANI)

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