Activist fasting for new dam in Idukki arrested

Last Updated: Friday, December 2, 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.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:04

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