TV actress held for Thoothukudi comment

By PTI Published on Jun 21, 2018 10:12 AM IST

Ooty (Tamilnadu): After a month-long search for a television actress for allegedly spreading misinformation on the police firing during the anti-Sterlite protest, the police arrested her at Wellington here yesterday.

Nilani, in police attire, had released a video on social media in which she was seen condemning the police firing in Thoothukudi and terming it as pre-planned, the police said.

In the video, she is seen saying that she felt ashamed to be wearing khaki and would have gone to meet the families of the victims who were killed in the firing, if she was not busy with her commitments.

Based on a complaint, the police registered cases against her under various IPC sections including 153 (wantonly provocative with intent to cause riot), and under the Information Technology Act.

A search was on for her for the last one month. On information that she was staying in her relative's house at Wellington, the police took her into custody and produced her before the judicial magistrate Soundararajan who directed that she be taken to Chennai and be produced before a court there.