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Gandhi arrested for anti-national speech during Tuticorin agitation

The Bangalore City police, following a look out notice from Tamil Nadu police, have detained a person on his arrival from Geneva on charges of making anti-national speech during recent agitation demanding closure of a copper plant in Tuticorin.

Police sources said they detained one Thirumurugan Gandhi after he arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport following an alert from the Tamil Nadu police who had issued a look out notice against him.

He was alleged to have made anti-Indian speech and had left for Geneva to attend a meeting of the United Nations where he had allegedly made speech over the killings of some people in police firing during the agitation demanding closure of Sterilite copper smelter plant near the Tamil Nadu Coastal town.

Sources said Gandhi had returned to city from Geneva via Germany and Dubai and even as he got down from his flight at 3.30 am on Thursday, he was detained. He was later handed over to Tamil Nadu police after due legal process, sources added

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