Anti-nuclear activist Mugilan alive; spotted at Tirupathy railway station




Anti-nuclear activist S Mugilan who had disappeared after he boarded a Madurai-bound train from Chennai on the night of February 15 after addressing the media on the police shooting of an anti-Sterlite protest in Tuticorin that claimed the lives of 12 people has been spotted at the Tirupathi railway station by a friend this evening.

According to Henri Tiphagne, executive director of Madurai based People’s Watch, “Mugilan was seen alive at the 1st platform of Tirupathy Rly station at 7 PM by one of his friends who had studied with him in college.”

Tiphagne posted on Facebook: “He (Mugilan) informed his wife and his wife informed his (friends) who told me. I verified the info received and once it was confirmed I told our advocate Ms. Sudha Ramalingam and then shared it with the new DGP of Tamil Nadu Mr. Tripathy IPS and upon information received from him told the DGP CBCID Mr. Jaffar Sait IPS who also spoke to me that he had already been directly informed by the DGP.

“The media has been informed as well. It is up to civil society to share this news and place pressure on the TN CB CID to ensure that he is saved from the AP police custody and brought to Tamilnadu and produced before the high court without wasting a minute. Hope alone brings us success and I am personally happy that Mugilan is alive.” – TWL Bureau