Doctor held under POTA

CHENNAI Oct. 3. A city-based doctor was arrested here this morning on charges of violating the POTA provisions.

The police gave the name of the dental surgeon as A.Thayappan of Annanagar West.

He had taken part in a meeting organised by the leader of the Tamil Nationalist Movement, P.Nedumaran, here, to highlight and interpret a press conference held by the LTTE leader, V.Prabakaran, a few months ago.

He was later produced before the Special Judge for POTA cases at Poonamallee and remanded to judicial custody, the police said.

The case was initially handled by the local police. Later, the provisions of the POTA were included and transferred to the `Q' branch for further investigation.

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