Police stop capital-bound protesters
KOLLAM , FEBRUARY 10, 2021 20:24 IST

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UPDATED: FEBRUARY 10, 2021 20:24 IST

They were on their to participate in a protest against Ravi Pillai
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A group of persons, who were on their way to Thiruvananthapuram to participate
in a protest
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against NRI businessman B. Ravi Pillai, were taken into custody by the Kollam East police here
on Wednesday.
The bus from Oachira with nearly 60 protesters was stopped at Chinnakkada around
8 a.m.
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and the protesters were released in the evening. According to the police, action was
taken as a
preventive measure as another group had staged a protest in front of Mr. Pillai's home in
Kollam last month.
Reportedly, the protest was organised by a collective, all of them expatriates working
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Corporation, who alleged that they were terminated from service without any &
and the
company was owned by Mr. Pillai.
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“Around 500 persons from 12 States were fired from the company without any reason. We had
conducted a press meeting in Thiruvananthapuram and the Secretariat march was announced
earlier. We were taken into custody as part of a malicious plan,” said a protester.
Meanwhile, RP Group representatives said that NSH Corporation was a company owned by a
Saudi citizen and at present Mr. Pillai had no connection with it.

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