Kenghadharan was the first to be picked up at his office in Petaling Jaya at around 12.30pm by a police team from from Bukit Aman
Next was Ganabatirau who was nabbed in Seremban.
According to Ganabatirau's brother Raidu, the lawyer was arrested by a police Special Branch team led by ASP Zairulnain Lamat from Bukit Aman.“When asked why he was being arrested, he (Zairulnain) said that it was under the ISA,” Raidu told Malaysiakini.
At about 2:00pm. the only non-lawyer from the group, P.Vasantha Kumar was roped in while having lunch in a restaurant in Brickfields.
Meanwhile, Manoharan was arrested near his legal firm in Jalan Pantai, Kuala Lumpur.
whereas Uthayakumar was the last to be detained at 2.30pm from his legal firm in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Uthayakumar was in his Menara Mutiara office in Bangsar when about 10 policemen, one in uniform and the rest in plainclothes turned up in unmarked cars at about 2.40pm and told him that he was being detained under the ISA.
Uthayakumar was told by police to leave his belongings, including his handphone before being led away to Bukit Aman.
All five have been sent to the Kamunting Detention Camp in Taiping.
Internal Security Minister Datuk Seri Abdulah Ahmad Badawi signed their detention order.