83 members of Ulaga Tamilar Peravai arrested

Police have booked 83 members of the Ulaga Tamilar Peravai for allegedly causing damage to public property and criminally intimating officials yesterday while they were clearing encroachments at the Mullivaaikar memorial Mutram.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 14, 2013, 12:13 PM IST

Thanjavur (TN): Police have booked 83
members of the Ulaga Tamilar Peravai (World Tamils Federation) for allegedly causing damage to public property and criminally intimating officials yesterday while they were clearing encroachments at the Mullivaaikar memorial Mutram that blocked highway.

The memorial`s compound and Park had encroached the wide part of the Highway and posed hurdles to road expansion work which the authorities cleared in an operation yesterday, which was objected to by the Ulaga Tamilar Peravai activists.

The Memorial had been constructed in memory of the Tamils killed in the battle with the government forces in Sri Lanka.
Police said they had registered cases under various sections of IPC and further investigation was on.