Ex-LTTEer held with arms, ammo | Daily News

Ex-LTTEer held with arms, ammo

A rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadre was arrested by the security forces in the Kilinochchi, Palai area with a stock of ammunition and several guns on Saturday, according to the Police Media Spokesman’s Office.

The 44-year-old suspect was arrested in the Palai, Karanthai area by Vavuniya TID officers.

A German-made pistol, a 12-bore gun, two locally-manufactured guns, two knives and around 135 pieces of ammunition and several other weapons were seized from the suspect in the raid carried out by the TID officers, based on a tip-off. The suspect claimed that he had these weapons in his possession to protect his crops from wild animals. The police had recovered these items when they had searched the prayer room of the suspect’s home.

The suspect has been identified as Kandaiyah Suhanthiran alias ‘Sudan’. He was produced before the Killinochchi Magistrate’s Court on Sunday. The TID is carrying out further investigations.


 

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