Tuesday, October 9, 2007

TamilNadu:Maoist leader shouts slogans against Sethu project

Madurai (PTI): A top Maoist leader in Tamil Nadu, who was arrested in July, has raised his voice against the Sethusamudram ship canal project, saying it will affect the livelyhood of lakhs of fishermen.

Sundaramurthy shouted slogans against the project when he was produced before a Magistrate's court in Periyakulam in Theni district on Monday evening.

"We will oppose it (the sethu project)... It will affect livelyhood of 15 lakh fishermen," he said.

Meanwhile, the magistrate extended till October 22 the remand of Sundaramurthy, who was arrested at Marugamalai in Theni district on July 9.

Other extremists including Velmurugan, Karthi, Balakrishnan, Muthuselvam and Palanivelu were also produced before the magistrate and remanded.

The magistrate did not accept their request to transfer them to Madurai jail from Tiruchirapalli.


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