Vaiko, Kannappan released after 14 days in custody

[TamilNet, Thursday, 06 November 2008, 18:55 GMT]
MDMK General Secretary Vaiko and Party Presidium Chairman Kannappan were released Thursday by a Chennai city court on the basis of the Tamil Nadu Government's submission that investigations had been completed in the sedition cases filed against them. The state's Additional Public Prosecutor admitted that there was no need to extend the remand because of the completion of the probe.

The MDMK leaders, arrested on October 23, were produced in the court Thursday afternoon for extension of remand.

In 2002, Vaiko had been arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) for expressing moral support to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. However, the Supreme Court of India had acquitted him subsequently.


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