Pro­hibitory or­ders till Septem­ber 22

The Hindu - - TAMIL NADU - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

District Col­lec­tor Shilpa Prab­hakar Satish on Satur­day night im­posed pro­hibitory or­ders in Shen­cot­tai and the ad­join­ing Tenkasi taluk un­der Sec­tion 144 of Crim­i­nal Pro­ce­dure Code. The or­ders will be in force till Septem­ber 22.

The or­ders were is­sued in a bid to en­sure peace and law and or­der in the re­gion af­ter Vi­nayaka Chathurthi re­lated vi­o­lence on Thurs­day night and on Fri­day dur­ing the im­mer­sion of idols.

“Since a sec­tion of the peo­ple is be­ing mis­guided by a small group with the ob­jec­tive of un­der­min­ing pub­lic tran­quil­lity, pro­hibitory or­ders have been clamped and it will be in force till 6 a.m. of Septem­ber 22,” Ms. Shilpa said.

Even as nor­malcy was re­turn­ing to Shen­cot­tai fol­low­ing painstak­ing ef­forts by the Col­lec­tor and the po­lice, a small group of peo­ple in­sti­gated by a re­li­gious group staged a dharna in front of the taluk of­fice, de­mand­ing the un­con­di­tional and im­me­di­ate re­lease of the ar­rested youths.

Cat­e­gor­i­cally re­ject­ing the de­mand, rev­enue and po­lice of­fi­cials told the protesters that only mis­cre­ants, against whom clinch­ing ev­i­dence had been gath­ered in the form of vi­su­als and pho­to­graphs, were ar­rested. How­ever, the protesters con­tin­ued their dharna even af­ter 9 p.m.

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