The city police on Monday slapped Goondas Act on May 17 Movement coordinator Thirumurugan Gandhi and three others, who were arrested for attempting to stage an event at Marina beach last week despite a ban to do so.
According to a press release, the City Police Commissioner has ordered the detention of persons who indulged in criminal activities and acts which cause disturbance to peace.
The police said Thirumurugan Gandhi has criminal cases against him in Saidapet, Egmore, Royapettah and Nungambakkam police stations.
Tamilar Vidyal Katchi functionaries — Tyson, Jegan alias Ilamaran and Arunkumar — were detained on the grounds of having cases against them.
After the 2009 massacre of Lankan Tamils on the last 3 days of Srilankan civil war, ‘May 17 Movement’ hold a candlelight march at Marina beach every year during the last week of May.
The Goondas Act in Tamil Nadu is defined to arrest ‘Bootleggers, drug offenders, goondas, immoral traffic offenders, forest offenders, sand offenders, slum grabbers and video pirates’.