5 held in Coimbatore for allegedly plotting to kill leaders of Hindu outfits

Four accused arrived in Coimbatore on pretext of attending a wedding

Coimbatore.

The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the police have detained four people who arrived at Coimbatore from Chennai on Saturday.(File Photo) Five people were arrested in Coimbatore on Sunday for allegedly conspiring to eliminate a few leaders of Hindu outfits, police said.

Acting on a tip off, the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the police on Saturday detained four people who arrived in Coimbatore from Chennai. Another person who had come to receive them was also picked up for questioning, they said.

Stating that all four had come to attend a marriage, police said interrogation revealed that they had conspired to eliminate Arjun Sampath of Hindu Makkal Katchi and Hindu Munnani leader Mookambikai Mani among some others.

All the five were booked under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and conspiracy.

They were arrested and lodged in Central jail here.

Security has been provided for the leaders.

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