Goondas Act against Hindu Munnani workers in Covai


The Coimbatore city police have invoked provisions of the Goondas Act against three Hindu Munnani workers who were arrested on the charge of vandalising the statue of St. Sebastian on the premises of a church here last month. The police said that provisions of the Goondas Act were slapped on M. Madankumar(23) D. Deepak alias Vivek(26) S. Marudhachalamoorthy(21), all residing near Vellalore. The police arrested Madankumar and a 16-year-old boy three days later. Deepak, who took the lead in the act, and Marudhachalamoorthy were arrested on January 28. A release issued by the police said that city Police Commissioner Pradip Kumar slapped provisions of the Goondas Act against the three, considering the disturbances caused to the public order. The detention orders were served on them and they were lodged in the Coimbatore Central Prison.

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