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Tamil Film Director Seeman detained

Jul 17, 2010 12:27:36 PM - itnnews.lk

The Tamil Nadu Government today ordered the detention of ‘controversial’ Tamil film Director and Naam Thamilar Party founder Seeman under the National Security Act for the second time for allegedly making inflammatory speeches against Sri Lanka.

The Chennai District Collector slapped the Act even as Seeman tried to seek bail after he was arrested on the 12th of this month for his speech.

He was earlier detained under the same Act in February 2009 for his open support to the banned LTTE. The detention would mean that Seeman would have to serve in jail for one year. The order was served on him at Vellure Central Prison, where he was lodged for speeches aimed at inciting violence among religious groups.

The orders were implemented by the Commissioner in-charge Sanjay Arora. On the 10th of this month, Police had slapped cases against Seeman and arrested him as he was entering the Chennai Press Club to brief media on the continued killings of Indian fishermen by Lankan forces and lodged him at Vellure prison.

His application for release on bail was rejected yesterday by the Principal Sessions Court. Dismissing his plea, Sessions Judge P Devadas said Seeman, in his speech, had referred to Sinhalese students and that seemed to cause danger to their lives.