PMK leader detained under National Security ActJuly 10th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) Kaduvetti Guru, a prominent leader of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), was detained Thursday under the National Security Act, a police official here said. “It is a preventive detention due to the government’s apprehensions of violence by the accused,” Director General of Police K.P. Jain told IANS.
The detention necessitates Guru’s minimum jail term for a year.
PMK leadership was not available for comment.
Arrested on charges of attempting to murder an AIADMK functionary July 6, Guru was lodged in the Tiruchirappalli central prison.
Guru’s diatribe against the ruling DMK was the main cause for the PMK’s June 17 ouster from the Democratic Progressive Alliance - a political umbrella organisation led by Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.
Guru, a former legislator, is one of the mainstays of Vanniyar Sangham - the main political caste-based outfit that is the power base of the PMK in northern districts of Tamil Nadu.