TNCC chief Thangkabalu held

Last Updated: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 21:13

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief
K V Thangkabalu was arrested here on Monday for holding agitations
against the alleged killing of Tamil fishermen by the Sri
Lankan Navy.

The senior Congress leader was staging a protest along
with hundreds of party workers near Nageshwara Rao park in
Mylapore when he was arrested.

Four Tamil fishermen from Thangachimadam in Nagapattinam
district had gone missing on April 2. Their bodies were found
recently allegedly with bruises.

Local fishermen have alleged that their four colleagues
had been tortured to death by Sri Lankan naval personnel and
the bodies dumped one by one into the sea.

Fishermen in Rameswaram had yesterday demanded setting up
of an enquiry commission to probe the death and alleged
torture of these four fishermen.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 21:13

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