Police custody of arrested LTTE cadres sought

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Chennai, Dec 11 (UNI) The 'Q' branch police today filed a petition in a magistrate court, seeking five days police custody of the two arrested LTTE cadre for further investigations.

Admitting the petition seeking the transfer of Jayakumar and James alias Raja from judicial custody to police custody, Alandur Judicial Magistrate Ramanathan posted it for hearing tomorrow.

Jayakumar (34) of Jaffna, a former cadre of 'Sea Tigers', the marine wing of the LTTE, was arrested along with James (46), hailing from Mannar, and Ravikumar (42) of Chennai on the night of December eight at Chennai airport by the Special Unit personnel of the 'Q' branch police.

Jayakumar had illegally come to India in February this year. He had quit the Sea Tigers after serving it from 1995 to 2006 and come to India at the instance of LTTE marine wing leader, Susai, and had stayed in Thanjavur in March.

James, who had thrice visited India this year, had come to Chennai in October and smuggled computer spare parts, swimming pads and Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment for the LTTE by concealing it in beedi bundles.


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