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TN police warns of slapping NSA against those impeding peace

Chairing a review meeting with District Superintendents of Police/Commissioners, he called for protecting places of worship and sensitive locations as well as 'soft targets'.

TN police warns of slapping NSA against those impeding peace
Tamil Nadu Director General of Police, C. Sylendra Babu

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu police on Sunday said it has arrested and remanded as many as 19 people in judicial custody for allegedly indulging in violence in western districts in Tamil Nadu in the wake of NIA raids against the Popular Front of India (PFI).

The head of the police force, DGP C Sylendra Babu also warned about invoking the National Security Act against those indulging in such acts and impeding public peace.

The DGP further said security has been beefed up in Coimbatore with the deployment of around 3,500 personnel from the Rapid Action Force and the state commando force, among others.

Police said that as many as 1410 people were arrested for protests and released later on across Tamil Nadu in the last couple of days.

A release from the office of DGP C Sylendra Babu said investigation is being held in connection with various incidents of explosive substances being hurled at the premises of the members of certain organisations.

There were incidents of unidentified miscreants hurling Molotov cocktails in Madurai, Salem and Kanniyakumari.

Police maintained that the miscreants hurled "kerosene-filled" bottles. It may be noted that premises and vehicles of members of the BJP and RSS, mainly in and around Coimbatore, were targeted in the wake of NIA raids against the PFI raids.

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