A group of anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) protesters detained two buses of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) at Chettikulam on Saturday.
The police said a group of students from Chettikulam had gone for a book exhibition organised at the school on Anu Vijay Township campus. When they returned to their school at Chettikulam in two NPCIL buses, the protesters detained the vehicles. The police made repeated requests to the protesters to release the buses but they refused. The stalemate continued for more than two hours and parents of the students intervened and freed the buses, a police officer said.
Since none from KKNPP administration was prepared to file a complaint, the police did not register a case against the protesters. It is learnt that the police have registered case against priests and the Bishop of the Tuticorin RC Diocese, Rt. Rev. Yvon Amboroise, under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code for participating in protests on the premises of a place of worship without obtaining permission.
Cases have also been registered against Rev. Fr. M.P. Jesurajan and struggle committee convener S.P. Udhayakumar.