POTA accused exonerated by Tamil Nadu Courts

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 April 2007, 11:43 GMT]
Five Tamil Nadu political activists who were arrested under Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) on 13 April 2002 for making speeches in Chennai in support of the Liberation Tigers, and later released in bail, were freed by POTA Special Courts from all restrictions imposed on them. The accused were blocked by Courts from giving interviews, speaking in public fora and travelling outside India until today.

Pala. Nedumaran, Suba Veerapandiyan, Pavanan, Sahul Hameed, and Maruthuvar Thayappan were cleared of all charges by the Special POTA courts Monday, the newsletter published by Mr Nedumaran, Thenseidi said in its latest release.

The accused were in jail for nearly 18 months from April 2002 before being given bail.

 

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