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6 held for violence in anti-Sterlite stir detained under NSA

Press Trust of India  |  Tuticorin (TN) 

Six people arrested for their alleged involvement in the violence during anti-Sterlite protests here last month were today detained under the Act (NSA), police said.

The six were arrested on May 22 and are presently lodged in

They were detained under NSA as per the orders of the Niranjan Mardi, police said.

The NSA empowers the Central and State governments to detain a person for maximum period of 12 months to prevent him/her from acting in any manner prejudicial to national security.

Thirteen people were killed in police firing on May 22 and 23 after protests for closure of the plant over pollution concerns turned violent in Tuticorin.

The had last month appointed a one-person headed by a retired of the to probe the violence in Tuticorin.

The has also initiated an inquiry into the issue.

On May 28, the ordered the state Pollution Control Board to seal and "permanently" close the Vedanta group's copper plant, following the violent protests.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 18:20 IST