7 persons remanded for 15 days in Rameswaram for ‘attack’ on Sri Lankan businessman Thirukumaran Nadesan

transcrant10 January 2012, 9:14 pm by D.B.S. Jeyaraj
Rameshwaram Police has cracked down on the Tamil Nadu political activist mob that attacked Sri Lankan Tamil businessman Thirukumaran Nadesan

Agitators laying seige to ahouse where Thirukumaran Nadesan had performed a puja in Rameswaram on Tuesday-pic courtesy of: The Hindu
Agitators laying seige to ahouse where Thirukumaran Nadesan had performed a puja in Rameswaram on Tuesday-pic courtesy of: The Hindu

Police arrested Seven persons including “Karate”Palanisamy of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham&Kan.Illango of Naam Thamizhar Iyakkam. The arrested persons were produced in courts and remanded to judicial custody for fifteen days by the Rameshwaram Judicial magistrate. Police have filed charges against the arrested “activists” under Sections 506(1), 294(b), 427, 448 and 355 of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) The relevant charges under these IPC provisions relate to criminal intimidation,uttering obscene words,mischief,house trespass&assault. Rameshwaram Police have filed these charges against the activists on the basis of a complaint lodged by Ananda Dikshidhar a Brahmin Priest It was at Ananda Dikshidhar’s house on Nadutheru in Rameshwaram town that a special pooja was held with Thirukumaran Nadesan participating

The pooja was part of a Hindu ritual for propitiating ancestors of Thirukumaran Nadesan who was on a two -day pilgrimage to Rameshwaram Activists from the Vaiko led Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham(MDMK)&Seeman led Naam Thamizhar Iyakkam (NTI)demonstrated on the street When Nadesan came out of the house some journalists asked him about his political views to which the businessman replied he had no opinion Over 20 persons led by “Karate”Palanisamy of MDMK & Kan. Illango of NTI surrounded& “attacked” Nadesan with flagpoles & threw footwear at him.

The Brahmin priests then pulled back Nadesan into the house&shut the door. The mob then threw stones & tried to enter the house forcibly The priest blocked the rowdy mob from entering in a bid to protect Nadesan. Ananda Dikshidhar sustained minor injuries in the fracas Rameshwaram Police then came to the spot & rescued Nadesan afterdispersing the mob &arresting 7 ring leaders including Palanisamy & Ilango Nadesan was escorted back to his hotel in Rameshwaram town by the Police who got him to vacate it for security reasons& took him to Trichy Ramanathapuram range Police DIG Sandeep Mittal described the incident as a “minor scuffle”& promised stern action against those involved.

Published by Sandeep Mittal, I.P.S.

Shri Sandeep Mittal, an IPS Officer of 1995 Batch, completed B. Sc. (Honours) Geology with University Gold Medal and M.Sc. Applied Geology with University Gold Medal, both from University of Delhi. He earned Degree of Master’s in Police Management from Osmania University, Diploma in Cyber Security and Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics from Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar . He is a Postgraduate in Cyber Defence and Information Assurance from Cranfield University, UK. He conducted a number of experiments in people friendly policing to bridge the divide between police and public. He headed the Security of Asia Pacific’s largest prison i.e. Tihar Prisons, New Delhi. While serving in Narcotics Control Bureau under Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as Zonal Director he was instrumental in liquidating a number of National and International drug syndicates and developed his skills in cyber crime investigation. He is a Chevening Cyber Security Fellow, UK; a Commonwealth Scholar in Internet Law & Policy a t University of Strathclyde, UK; an Associate of Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi and a Life Member of United Services Institution of India, New Delhi; Indian Society of Criminology, India and Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He is member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalistics, a peer reviewed journal. He has published research papers in reputed peer reviewed Journals.

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