Madurai

Another protest against Sterlite

Eight persons including Mahesh of Therku Veerapandiapuram canvassed at Puthu Theru near Threspuram and held a meeting to garner support against the Sterlite plant.

Based on a complaint of a resident, Thoothukudi North police arrived at the spot and held them under Section 151 (joining or continuing in assembly of five or more persons and causing disturbance to public peace). Soon, around 50 relatives of those arrested and the public staged a protest near the Collector’s residence on Thursday seeking their release.

After the police agreed to release them after talks, they dispersed. The police said that they had issued a warning to the eight persons and released them after obtaining a written statement promising to desist from such activities.

The NGT had earlier reserved its verdict on Vedanta’s plea against closure of the Sterlite plant.

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