PMK leader Guru acquitted in `attempt to murder` case

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 18:36

Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu: Pattali Makkal Katchi leader `Kaduvetti` Guru has been acquitted by a Tiruchirappalli fast track court in an attempt to murder case registered against him in 2008.
The fast track court judge acquitted Guru and three others yesterday for want of evidence against them, police said.

The case was registered on July 5, 2008 against them for attempting to murder a former PMK functionary J Gunasekaran, a day after he joined the AIADMK with his supporters.

When Guru was lodged in Tiruchi Central Prison, another case was registered against him for allegedly making a provocative speech at his party`s District General Body meeting in Jan 2008 and he was detained under NSA on July 10.

Guru was alleged to have threatened to cause harm to former Union Minister A Raja and DMK MLA S Sivasankar.

However, the State Government exercised its power and revoked Guru`s detention "in view of the non-existence of condition which prevailed at the time of detention."

The revocation of the NSA, the government had said, was done subject to the condition that he would "refrain from making any such speech or act in a manner which was injurious to the social harmony and create animosity in society."

Guru`s arrest had led to a rift in DMK-PMK relations.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 18:36

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