Tamil Nadu police have arrested and detained film director and the leader of “Naam Tamilar” political party Seeman Monday allegedly for inciting violence by speaking against the Sri Lankan government and came down heavily on countries opposing the UN panel set up to probe allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka., and a case was filed against him under Sec IPC 153 for inciting violence and indulging in acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.
The Police had launched a search for seeman on Saturday. When a police team went in search of him, Seeman was not at the house. His mobile phone too was found switched off. We are looking for him,” a senior police officer was quoted saying while Seeman’s lawyer insisted that his client was not on the run.
Later Seeman was arrested today before he could make public his report of the killing of 561 innocent fishermen from Tamil Nadu by Sri Lanka Navy ,in a press conference in Chennai, Seeman while being take away said that there is no point in arresting a person who urges Tamil Nadu and Central governments to solve the problems of Tamil Nadu fishermen without attempting to find a just solution .
The court has also directed Seeman to be detained in remand prison until the 23rd of July, following which Seeman, was taken to Puzhal prison first, and was later transferred to Vealoor jail for reasons unknown.
Fifty fishermen from Tamil Nadu were injured when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan Naval personnels while fishing off Katchathivu Island, PTI reported Sunday, citing Indian Fisheries department officials.