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May 03, 2013 at 11:54am IST

Hate speech: Former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss arrested in Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader and former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss was arrested by Kancheepuram Police on Friday. A case of an alleged hate speech was filed against him in 2012.

Ramadoss was arrested for offences including unlawful assembly, rioting and disobeying order promulgated by a public servant, said police. He will be produced before a local court in Thirukazhukundram in Kancheepuram district, they said.

His arrest comes a week after his father and PMK chief S Ramadoss was arrested by the police on Tuesday for defying prohibitory orders and attempting to hold a protest. A court later sent him to 15-day judicial custody.