TN DGP warns supporters of banned outfits

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Chennai, Nov 27 (UNI) A few days after the Congress took exception to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and other political party leaders eulogising slain LTTE leader Thamilchelvan, the State Director General of Police (DGP) today warned of stringent action against those supporting banned outfits.

In an advertisement issued by DGP P Rajendran to all newspapers, he said anyone supporting banned outfits by taking out rallies or organising meetings would be punished under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

''Stern action will be taken against those who pasted posters, distributed handbills supporting the banned organisations and burnt effigies of leaders,'' he warned.

The advertisement comes close on the heels of rallies and meetings organised to mourn the death of the LTTE leader in an air attack by the Sri Lankan Air Force.

Supporters of the outfit also resorted to burning of effigies of Senior Congress leader and Union Minister E V K S Elangovan for his opposition to the LTTE, which was involved in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

It may be recalled that Mr Karunanidhi penned a soulful poem mourning the death of Thamilchelvan, which created a furore, with the main opposition AIADMK demanding his government's dismissal for violating the constitution.


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