Activist Piyush Manush arrested, he was against expansion of Salem airport

Activist Piyush Manush arrested, he was against expansion of Salem airport

A day after actor Mansoor Ali Khan was detained by the Salem police in Chennai, Salem- based environmental activist Piyush Manush was arrested on Monday evening.
Piyush Manush has been protesting the expansion of the Salem airport as well as the proposed eight-lane Chennai-Salem expressway.
Salem Superintendent of Police Georgy George confirmed the arrest to TNM. He said that Piyush had been detained for questioning. He, however, refused to divulge what the activist was being questioned over and where he has been held.
A few days ago, a lawyer named Manikandan had approached the TN DGP with a complaint against Piyush and alleged that the activist was inviting people against developmental projects.
According to preliminary information, the activist has been charged under section 153a (promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, langauage, etc and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony). TNM has further learnt that the Piyush has been named Accused No 1 along with Mansoor Ali Khan.