Sunday, June 15, 2008

LTTE sympathiser held; goods seized from boat -india

A suspected LTTE sympathiser was taken into custody and goods, including batteries and medicines, were seized from a high speed boat in the sea off Devipattinam here, police said on Saturday.

The 'Q' branch of the police dealing with militant activities seized Rs 10 lakh worth of batteries, army uniforms, medicines and gloves from the boat around mid-night, the sources said.

Inspector Thiagarajan told PTI that the occupants of the boat jumped into the sea on seeing the police but they managed to catch Vijayan, an LTTE sympathiser from Sri Lanka.

Three others, who hail from Devipattinam, managed to escape, he said.

There were 25 bundles including 18,000 batteries, uniforms, medicines, 'beedies' and other items, police said.

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