Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) not necessary – Suresh

Published: 06:59 GMT, Nov 19, 2016 |

Former parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has said that the enforcement of the Prevention of Terrorism Act to tackle so called “aava” gang operates in the North was necessary while proper criminal laws are in active in the country.

He said if the members of the aava group involve in illegal activities, they could be arrested under the criminal law instead of the PTA.

He made these remarks commenting on the arrests of youth under the PTA to a media organization.

He added that there was necessity to implement the PTA for criminal acts.

He alleged that those who are arrested under the PTA would be held without charge sheets for many years and their lives would be spoiled without lawsuit.