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Pollachi case: CB-CID to grill Thirunavukkarasu

IANS  |  Pollachi/Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) 

A court in on Friday permitted the (CB-CID) to take into custody for four days Thirunavukkarasu, the prime accused in the Pollachi sexual abuse and blackmail case.

With a huge crowd gathered outside the court, Thirunavukkarasu attended the hearing via video conference. The government has already transferred the case to the (CBI).

Four persons -- Thirunavukkarasu, Sathish, Sabarirajan, Vasanthakumar -- all in their 20s, have been accused of sexually assaulting women in Pollachi and filming the act to blackmail them for money or for physical submission for over seven years.

Protests are being held across demanding punishment for the culprits.

In Pollachi, about 2,000 people including members of different social organisations formed a human chain asking for a court-monitored probe by the CBI in the case.

The protesting organisations included the All Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) and the Democratic Youth Federation of (DYFI) as well as political parties like the Congress, MDMK, and

Demonstrations were also reported from Kumbakonam and Chennai.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 20:46 IST