Summons issued to Seeman

Chennai: Naam Tamilar Katchi co-ordinator Seeman has been issued summons by Thoothukudi Sterlite inquiry commission.

According to reports, he was summoned by the Aruna Jagadeesan Commission which is probing into the shooting of 13 people during a protest against Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi on 22 May 2018. Seeman had strongly condemned the killings.

It may be noted that Seeman is already facing heat from several quarters for his recent comments on former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Yesterday, the Villupuram police filed cases against him for ”disrupting peace” after he kicked up a controversy with his comments on Rajiv. He was booked under two sections.

Seeman made the remarks in question while speaking at a public meeting on Saturday campaigning for his party candidate K Kandasmy in the Vikravandi Assembly Constituency, for the by-poll scheduled for 21 October.

”Rajiv was a traitor of Tamilnadu, so he was killed in Tamil soil. This will be re-written in history books,” he said. Seeman had also said that Rajiv deployed Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka, which was responsible for killing of Tamils.

Seeman said that he would not retract his statements.

NT Bureau