Activist fasting for new dam in Idukki arrested
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Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2011, 12:04
Idukki: An activist, fasting near here for the past five days, demanding a new dam to replace Mullaperiyar, was arrested and removed after his health condition deteriorated, police said today.

The activist belonging to Mullaperiyar Samrakshna Samiti, C P Roy, was admitted to the ICU of a private hospital after he was arrested from the fasting spot at Chappath near Mullaperiyar late last night.

He was demanding construction of a new dam in place of the 116-year-old structure over which Kerala is locked in dispute with Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, rumours that CPI MLA E S Bijimol, also on fast for the last five days, would soon be arrested, created tension in the area.

A group of supporters converged near the fasting pandal and said they would resist if the police sought to move her to hospital.


First Published: Friday, December 02, 2011, 12:04

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