Stepping up the drive against caste outfit leaders, who were inciting people and disturbing public peace, the district police have detained ‘Puthumalar’ Prabakaran, founder leader of ‘Marathamizhar Sena,’ under the National Security Act (NSA).

Close on the heels of detaining Shanmugaiah Pandian, leader of Thevarkula Koottamaippu under NSA, District Collector K. Nanthakumar has issued orders for detaining Prabakaran under the NSA on the basis of recommendations of Superintendent of Police N.M. Mylvahanan. The order was served on the accused, lodged in Vellore Central Prison on Saturday evening, the SP told The Hindu.

Prabakaran was arrested on November 22 at Mudhukulathur on charges of creating animosity between two groups in Kamuthi and Mudukulathur by making provocative speeches, distributing pamphlets and by posting write ups in his website ‘marathamizhar.blog.com’, denigrating Dalit leaders.

With this, the district police had detained five accused under the Goondas Act and two under NSA after three murders on Thevar Jayanthi day on October 30 and subsequent violent incidents.

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