Madurai, Apr 9 (UNI) Tamil Nadu State Intelligence sleuths seized 16 cans of highly inflammable chemical solution, suspected to be used for manufacturing powerful explosives, meant for smuggling to Sri Lanka, in an operation here today.
Police said acting on a tip off, the 'Q' branch police team arrested a Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Navaneetha Krishnan (33) from the 'Samathuvapuram' locality near Sakki Mangalam.
The chemical solution was being smuggled to Sri Lanka for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), police added.
On interrogation, he confessed that another Sri Lankan National Rajan had procured the chemical solution and gave him for keeping under his custody.
Rajan was making arrangements to smuggle the chemical to Sri Lanka, police added.
The exact chemical name of the solution was not known immediately. However, the samples of the solution were sent for clinical analysis.
The sleuths launched a massive hunt to arrest Rajan, who was stated to be absconding.
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