More than 280 persons have been arrested so far on charges of indulging in violence, damaging property and arson in and around the city after the murder of Hindu Munnani functionary C Sasikumar on September 23, police said. He was hacked to death by a four-member gang.
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A total of 18 persons were also detained under Goondas Act for their involvement in violence and arson during the funeral procession of Sasikumar on September 23, police said.
Meanwhile, SP, Ramya Bharathi recommended the detention of three youths– Pradip Kumar, Karthik and Praveen Kumar–under Goondas Act, for their involvement in torching a police vehicle near Thudiyalur, where Sasikumar was staying, on Septermber 23.