'Myth company lets out effluents in ocean, nefarious elements infiltrated villages': Sterlite CEO P Ramnath to CNBC-TV18
Reacting to the day's events, Sterlite Copper CEO P Ramnath told CNBCTV18 the company's plant has been operating in compliance with environmental laws. "It's a myth that the company is letting out effluents in the ocean", Ramnath said.
Visuals of police during Sterlite protests show State always turns to violence when people's anger trumps reason
The visual of two policemen, both in plainclothes, taking aim with their assault rifles, atop a police vehicle has come to define the Tuticorin killings. The target: Anti-Sterlite protesters, unarmed, unprepared for the bullets.
Sterlite protest in Tuticorin: All you need to know about the copper company's troubled past in the state
The ongoing protests and violence in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin has claimed 9 lives and severely injured several others on its 100th day on Tuesday. The agitators have been protesting against the proposed expansion of a copper smelter of Sterlite Copper, a unit of the Vedanta group, over pollution concerns.