Vaiko arrested for favouring secessionist moves, LTTE

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Chennai, Oct 23 (UNI) In a sudden development, Marumalarchi DMK (MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko was today arrested for openly supporting the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and favouring ''secessionist moves''.

The MDMK leader, a staunch supporter of LTTE, was arrested at his Anna Nagar residence this evening by the Tamil Nadu ''Q'' branch police, dealing with extremists and terrorists outfits.

The Police action followed Mr Vaiko's fiery speech at a public meeting here on October 21 on ''What is happening in Sri Lanka''.

Mr Vaiko had declared that he would support even an armed struggle for the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils.

Amidst high drama, he was arrested at his residence and whisked away by the police. It was not immediately known whether he was being taken to a court for production.

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