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PMK leaders 200 arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

PMK G K Mani and party youth wing leader were among about 200 party workers arrested for trying to cross over protesting construction of a check dam across Bhavani River, threatening acute water shortage to three districts in

Holding placards cautioning against constructing check dam, the party workers gathered at Anaikatti on Tamil Nadu-border and raised slogans against Kerala, as it would affect water supply for both drinking and irrigation purpose in Coimbatore, and districts.

As Anbumani, MP, along with some farmers, affiliated to the party, attempted to cross over to Kerala in a procession, over barricades, police, deployed in large number prevented them near checkpost and arrested.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 21:15 IST