Monk questioned on Lanka visit

Police said he was being questioned to ascertain his reason to visit Sri Lanka and Rameswaram, the Press Trust of India reported. A Buddhist priest from Thailand has been taken into custody in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu as he was attempting to illegally leave for Sri Lanka via Dhanushkodi, police said.B J Emurai, who came to India recently to pursue his P.hD, had arrived at Rameswaram yesterday and planned to go to Dhanushkodi en route to Sri Lanka when he was arrested.