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Jain Commission Interim Report

Growth of Sri Lankan Tamil Militancy in Tamil Nadu
Chapter I - Phase II (1987-1988)

Sections 18 to 21

18. Arrest of LTTE cadres in Tamil Nadu--Their deportation to Sri Lanka and subsequent release | 19. Developments: Sri Lanka | 20. Anti-IPKF incidents in Tamil Nadu and reports of movements of LTTE cadres | 21. Criminal activities of Sri Lankan militants

Arrest of LTTE Cadres in Tamil Nadu--Their Deportation to Sri Lanka And Subsequent Release

32 The propaganda activities of the LTTE cadres based in Tamil Nadu during 1987 - 1988 were perceived as prejudicial to the national interest. Despite certain restrictions placed on Krishnakumar @ Kittu - the spokesman of LTTE - and his associates in Madras, his access to the politicians and press could not be effectively curbed. Kittu continued to indulge in anti India propaganda from Madras. His associates were not only the LTTE rank and file, but also some local Tamil youth, who had identified themselves with the LTTE cause and had been converted to LTTE ideology.

One such local Tamil youth was Ravi @ Prakasam, who, later, became the founder and leader of Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT) - a front organisation of the LTTE in India, members of which were militarily trained by the LTTE in Sri Lanka, equipped with arms, explosives and communication equipment and sent to Tamil Nadu for terrorist and subversive activities on the Indian soil.

Ravi was arrested by Tamil Nadu Police for his activities in TNRT. He is also one of the accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and is presently lodged in prison at Poonamallee, Tamil Nadu facing trial.

Due to the continuing activities of the LTTE cadres operating from Tamil Nadu which were prejudicial to the interests of the country, 157 LTTE cadres were arrested by the State Police on 8th. August, 1988. They were detained under the National Security Act (NSA) on 16th. and 18th. August, 1988 and 12nd. September, 1988. Subsequently, in October, 1988, they were released and deported to Sri Lanka and placed in the custody of the IPKF.

Shri R. Nagarajan, former Home Secretary, Tamil Nadu, has related this incident in his affidavit no. 85/93-JCI as follows :-


13. "During the year 1988, the LTTE cadres were staying in Madras and Madurai. On 8.8.88, 72 LTTE militants from Madurai and 70 LTTE militants from Madras city were arrested in Madurai C.I., Karuppayoorani PS Cr. No. 605/88 u/s 151 Cr. PC 7(1)(A) Criminal Law Amendment Act and Section 3 of Indian Passport Act and Madras City General Crime Section Crime Nos. 825 to 829/99 u/s 151 Cr. PC 7(1) (A) Criminal Law Amendment Act and Section 3 of the Indian Passport Act. All the 142 LTTE cadres both in Madras and Madurai were remanded. Detention order under National Security Act were served to 70 LTTE cadres in Madras Central Prison on 16.8.88 and 18.8.88. 72 LTTE cadres in Madurai Central Prison were served with detention order under National Security Acr. On 11.9.88, LTTE leader Kittu and 14 other cadres including a lady were arrested and served with detention order under National Security Act and were taken and lodged in the Madras Central prison."

"85 LTTE detentes including Mr. Kittu and a lady from Madras Central Prison and 72 LTTE detentes from Madurai Central Prison were released on the early hours on 9.10.88 on the order of the Government and were flown to Sri Lanka by batches in IAF aircrafts from Tambaram Airforce Station in Madras and from Madurai."

An example of the intermingling of local Tamil youths with the LTTE, who had been converted into LTTE ideology, is seen from the fact that Ravi, an Indian Tamil, who later became the leader of TNRT, was also among the arrested and deported LTTE cadres. Relating this event, Shri S. Sripall, former Director General of Police submitted in his affidavit that :-

Affidavit no. 40/92-JCI of S.Sripall

(Para 28)

"...Ravi @ Ravichandran, a native of Aruppacottai, in Kamarajar District, joined LTTE office in Madras as an errand boy in 1988 when Kittu @ Krishnakumar was in charge. Ravi was arrested during August, the same year, alongwith Kittu and other LTTE cadres by the Madras City Police for indulging in activities prejudicial to the security of the country. He gave a false name and claimed to be a Sri Lankan national. As such, he was sent to Jaffna alongwith LTTE cadres."

Ravi, an accused in TNRT as well as Rajiv Gandhi cases, in his confessional statement given to TN Police, confirmed this fact :-

Confessional Statement of Ravi u/s 15 TADA dt. 31.12.1991 recorded by Tamil Nadu Police in TNRT case (Cr. no. 1212/91 P.S. Dindigul)

"I have been assisting Liberation Tigers in Adyar office. I have also asisted Kittu @ Krishnakumar, LTTE leader. He was under house arrest in 1988. I also joined with him. We were in Central Prison, Madras. We were arrested and airlifted to Palaly and kept under the custody of IPKF...."

The sequence of events after the detenus were deported to Sri Lanka has been recounted in details by the Ministry of Defence, in the affidavits nos. 368/97 and 369/97-JCI filed by Major General S.C. Chopra. The sequence is as follows :-

Affidavit No.368/97-JCI and 369/97-JCI of Major General S.C.Chopra.

"Instructions for the movement of 157 LTTE activists to Sri Lanka on 09 October 1988 were issued by Army HQs. They were flown in AN-32 service aircrafts from Tambaram and Madurai airfields."

4. "......on being flown to Sri Lanka, the LTTE activists were initially kept under IPKF observation. On 12 October 1988, Kittu and a lady activist were released in Jaffna in the presence of the media. Later, on 17 October 1988, eight more activists were released in Jaffna in the presence of the Red Cross since they required specialised medical treatment, prolonged hospitalisation and extensive nursing care. The remainder 147 activists were subsequently released in batches.."

5. "......out of 157 LTTE activists, 85 LTTE activists were initially flown from Tambaram Airfield to Pallali in Sri Lanka and 72 LTTE activists were flown from Madurai Airfield to Trincomalaee in Sri Lanka on 09 October 1988. Subsequently, they were held in separate camps in 54 and 36 Infantry Division Sectors, respectively;... these activists were released in a phased manner in accordance with the Army's prescribed instructions."

It is thus seen that soon after the 157 deportees reached Sri Lanka, 10 of them including Krishnakumar @ Kittu were released from custody in two batches within a week of their arrival. Ostensibly, the release of the second batch comprising 8 detenus was affected since they required medical treatment and hospitalisation. Regarding the release of Kittu and one lady, the reasons have not been stated in the affidavit.

32.1 The action of the Central Government in deporting the LTTE cadres to Jaffna after releasing them from N.S.A. and their subsequent release in Sri Lanka, came under criticism during the deposition by the witnesses supporting the DMK party before the Commission. Shri M. Karunanidhi, while deposing before the Commission on this aspct, stated :-

Deposition dt. 22.11.1996

".....during Governor's Rule (in Tamil Nadu) about 157 militants were detained under N.S.A. (National Security Act, 1980) and they returned back by Government aircraft".

Affidavit no. 187/94-JCI of M. Karunanidhi,(para 8)

"..In August, 1988, Thiru Kittu @ Krishnakumar and 156 LTTE members were arrested detained under the National Security Act. But all the 157 men detained under NSA were subsequently released and sent to Sri Lanka in an India Air Force plane on 09.10.1988. This was done when the IPKF was present in Sri Lanka."

Shri S. Guhan, former political Advisor to Shri Karunanidhi, who deposed before the Commission about this aspect, stated :-

Deposition of Shri S.Guhan dt. 7.10.96

"In August/September 1988 a total of 157 LTTe militants were arrested at Madras and they wer flown back in IAF aircraft to Sri Lanka in October 1988. It is worth noting at this point of time that the Indian Army and the LTTE were in open conflict and that Tamil Nadu was under President's Rule under the direct administration of the Govt of India."

Shri V.P.Singh, former Prime Minister of India, also criticised this action of the Central Government when he deposed before the Commission on 4.10.1996 to the following effect :-

"I made a statement in Parliament regarding the incident which took place in 1988. LTTE people were arrested in Madras and also at some other places in Tamil Nadu; more than 150 LTTE people and ultimately they were flown back to Sri Lanka on Government aircraft while at the same time IPKF was engaged against the LTTE".

Shri P. Chidamabaram, Finance Minister, Government of India, deposed before the Commission on 7.12.1996 and attempted to furnish the reasons for the deportation as under :-

"I cannot recall about the number but several persons who had been detained under N.S.A. were sent back to Sri Lanka when IPKF was there. It was in pursuance of the Govt's decision that the detenus who were detained in India on ground of National Security, when they wanted to go back to their own country, they were sent back".

Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, former M.P., in his deposition before the Commission on 5.12.1996, has given an elaborate explanation of the process of detention. He stated :-

"On 9.8.1988, a large number of LTTE-related detainees, who had been causing a lot of trouble in the Tamil Nadu jail, including conducting a mass hunger strike, were deported on orders of Government in a Defence aircraft and, as aliens, were taken to Jaffna where they were immediately sent to the detention facility maintained by the IPKF near the Cement Factory at Kankesanturai. They were neither released from detention in India nor were they released immediately on arrival in Jaffna. They were taken from the Detention Facility in Tamil Nadu to the Detention Facility in Jaffna."

32.2 It appears that the decision to detain and deport the LTTE cadres had to be taken after the failure of discussions, which were being held by the Government of India's rep[resentatives with the LTTE representatives in Tamil Nadu. In order to facilitate the discussions, it appears that India had announce a temporary ceasefire with effect from 15th. September, 1988, which lasted for a period of 10 days. (Annexure IIb, Page 6, Aff. No. 85/93-JCI)

Soon after his detention, Krishnakumar @ Kittu, the LTTE leader wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of India (Annexure M -7). This letter gives an indication as to the developments of the period on the diplomatic front. The letter, inter alia, indicates that for the last three months, the representatives of the LTTE and those of the Government of India were engaged in informal negotiations to bring an end to the armed conflict and to help in establishing peace in the North Eastern region of Sri Lanka, so that, a congenial atmosphere could be created for initiation of political process. Kittu was a prominent LTTE representative during the talks. In order to give another chance for arriving at a peaceful settlement, a temporary ceasefire for a period of 10 days was declared by the IPKF in Sri Lanka just before the detention of Kittu.

It is indicated from the communication of Kittu that the talks broke down and he, alongwith other LTTE cadres, were detained under the N.S.A. Protesting against the arrest, Kittu threatened to go on a fast unto death with effect from 10th. October, 1988.

32.3 Evidence of the fact that some negotiations were attempted during this period between the representatives of Government of India and those of the LTTE is available from the following deposition of Dr. S.Chandrasekharan, former Special Secretary (R), Cabinet Secretariat, before the Commission :-

Deposition dated 2-6-97 :-

"When the IPKF operation was going on it was soon realised that the operation would be going on for a long time and casualties were there. When the casualties reached between 300 - 400 I approached Mr. Verma our Secretary, that we should get the clearance from the P.M. to talk to the LTTE at Madras. LTTE was also keen to negotiate with the Indian Govt and Kittu also wanted to negotiate. We had innumerable meetings with Kittu. I was regularly reporting to the Secretary, sometimes to the Defence Minister also.

One problem arose in the sense that IPKF wanted a representative during negotiations which was not acceptable to LTTE as they were fighting at the front. At one point Kittu agreed that clearance has come from Prabhakaran to lay down arms and then the political process could start. He wanted rehabilitation of the cadres as well as the people who had suffered in the IPKF operations, but earlier also. Prime Minister agreed for rehabilitation. But the main case was the demand of protocol that this kind of action should have the concurrence of Govt of Sri Lanka and representative of Sri Lanka Govt was to be there. This was not acceptable to LTTE. This was in the middle of 1988. At that point the only way was to talk to Prabhakaran was one to one. The problem was Prabhakaran wanted ceasefire in certain areas, pockets. IPKF was willing to give .. a narrow corridor. The meeting could not take place."

32.4 From the above sequence of events it can be gathered that after various efforts made by the Government of India to find a satisfactory solution to resolve the armed conflict ended in vain, a decision was taken to round up all LTTE activists operating in the State of Tamil Nadu owing to their various militant and anti India propaganda activities which were perceived to be prejudicial to the interest of the Nation. After the arrest of 157 LTTE cadres, including Kittu, the main leader of the LTTE based in Tamil Nadu, they were detained under the National Security Act (NSA).

Contemporaneous press reports indicate that the detention of these LTTE cadres under the N.S.A. was objected to by the opposition parties led by DMK who, reportedly, raised objections regarding "indefinite detention of foreigners in India under the NSA without providing evidence of any charges against them."

It is also reported that Shri P. Nedumaran, leader of TNKC "condemned the alleged 'abduction' of the LTTE men and said the whole operation was illegal and outrageous. He said the people of Tamil Nadu would give a fitting reply to Mr. Rajiv Gandhi's authoritarian measures." (Indian Express dt. 10.10.88, captioned "Kittu, 156 other LTTE men flown to Lanka"; Annexure M-8)

From other press reports of the period, reasons for the release of Kittu at Sri Lanka can also be seen. In a press report published in "The Hindu" dt. October 13th. 1988, captioned "Kittu released", (Annexure M -9) it is reported that Kittu was released on 'compassionate grounds.' The new item further quotes an official announcement of the Ministry of External Affairs, reporting that :-

"Announcing the release today, a spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry said that 'if it helps in defusing the tension there, it is good to that extent. We also hope that his comrades will respond favourably to this gesture.'"

It appears that, after the detention of the LTTE cadres under NSA and their subsequent deportation to Sri Lanka, the objective of preventing the LTTE from indulging in anti India propaganda from Tamil Nadu; however, it appears, at the diplomatic level, it was felt that release of some selected cadres including Kittu, could help defuse the tension between IPKF and LTTE in Sri Lanka and may keep the possibility of a peaceful solution open. Shri Mani Shankar Aiyer, during his deposition before the Commission, has elaborated on this aspect as follows :-

Deposition of Mani Shankar Aiyer dt. 22.12.96

" After they had all been in the Detention Facility in Jaffna, Government's orders were conveyed to Gen. Kahlon through Gen. Kalkat for two of these detainees, Kittu and his lady companion, to be taken to Jaffna city and handed over to the care of the Citizens Committee of Jaffna. The release of these two detainees was a considered political decision accompanied by publicity and fanfare involving the presence of both TV and still photographers at the place of release and a brief public speech by Gen. Kahlon which was reported in both the Indian and Sri Lankan media as well as the Sri Lankan Tamil media."

It appears that the release of some selected LTTE cadres was a symbolic gesture, as, according to Shri Mani Shankar Aiyer, the remaining LTTE cadres were detained and released, in phases, only after a thorough screening. This contention of Mani Shankar Aiyer finds corroboration from the affidavit filed by Major General S.C. Chopra. Shri Mani Shankar Aiyer stated :-

"The remaining detainees were kept at the detention facility in Kankesanturai and segregated into the standard three categories used by the IPKF; black, grey and white. The Black category was applicable to those in respect of whom the IPKF had considerable ground for suspicion; the grey category was for those in respect of whom there was some ground for suspicion; and white was in respect of those for whom there was little or no ground for suspicion. The deportees from India were treated by the IPKF at the Detention Centre in Kankesanturai in exactly the same way as those who had been arrested and detained in Jaffna itself. It is, therefore, to be stressed that only those about whom the IPKF, after interrogation and investigation, had concluded that there was insufficient ground for detention who were released; all other deportees remained under detention in Kankesanturai under the charge of the IPKF until Shri V.P. Singh himself withdrew the IPKF and, therefore, made it possible for all the detainees to go back to the arms of the LTTE".

Developments-Sri Lanka

33 The release of some LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka from IPKF custody also indicated that the Government, while, on one hand, was firm in tackling the militant activities of the LTTE, on the other, it was making all efforts to get LTTE around to accept a peaceful settlement for implementation of the Accord and to persuade them to enter into political mainstream.

One of the objectives to be achieved under the Indo Sri Lankan Accord was to organise elections for the North East Provincial Council (NEPC). The elections for North Eastern Provicial Council (NEPC) in Sri Lanka have been dealt with in details in a separate chapter. Here, this development is adverted to in the context of its impact on the activities of Sri Lankan militants in India.

Evidence indicates that the Government of India was following a two pronged strategy on this issue. Discussions were being held on a regular basis between representatives of the Government of India and the LTTE in order to persuade the LTTE to agree to a peaceful settlement. At the same time, the hostile activities of the LTTE were being effectively neutralised by the IPKF in Sri Lanka.

Annexure II(b) of the Affidavit no. 85/93-JCI of Shri R. Nagarajan, inter alia, gives an idea of the important military operations conducted by the IPKF in Sri Lanka during the period. Relevant extracts are excerpted below :-

(Page 5-6)

11.2.88 :-

IPKF launched search operation in Batticaloa and Amparai - 120 LTTE guerillas held.

13.3.88 & 14.3.88 :-

IPKF smashed LTTE Headquarters at Odusuddan and put Prabhakaran and his party on the run; 12 bodyguards of Prabhakaran were killed.

8.4.88 :-

Operation Virat and Trishul to flush out LTTE in hideouts started.

23.5.88 :-

IPKF operation afgainst LTTE in Alanpil and Mullaitheevu.

21.6.88 :-

IPKF operation Check-Mate - Vadamarachi area.

16.8.88 :-

IPKF launched fierce battle with LTTE in Nithikaikulam - 300 captured.

15.9.88 - 20.9.88 :-

India announced 5 day ceasefire by IPKF - extended 5 more days - No response from LTTE.

19.11.88 :-

Election for North East Provincial Council held.

9.12.88 :-

Vardharaja Perumal sworn in as Chief Minister.

The developments relating to this period have been summarised in affidavit no. 60/92-JCI submitted by Shri J.N. Dixit, former Secretary, External Affairs, as follows :-

(Para 12)

"Despite all efforts to bring the LTTE to enter the political mainstream they chose not to cooperate and continued with their violent ways. ...... From the beginning of 1988 President Jayawardane was pressing us to organise elections to the N.E. Provincial Council. When our efforts to negotiate with LTTE failed in July 1988, it was felt that LTTE should no longer be allowed to hold the entire democratic process in Sri Lanka hostage. Elections were, therefore, organised on November 19th. 1988. The candidates of EPRLF and ENDLF were elected unopposed in the North Province."

Lt. General A.S. Kalkat was in charge of IPKF operations in Sri Lanka during this crucial period. During his deposition before the Commission, he narrated the developments leading to the conduct of elections for the North Eastern Provincial Council as follows :-

(Deposition of Lt.Gen.(Retd) Amarjit Singh Kalkat dt. 4-9-96)

"The NEPC elections ... process was in three parts. The first was to hold NEPC elections followed by Presidential election which was to be followed by Parliamentary elections. NEPC wanted to participate. Before the beginning of elections, we had to create a credible security environment. One of the parties in the Election was EPRLF. They returned their candidate unopposed from the Northern part of the NEPC, that is Jaffna.

In the Eastern and southern parts of the NEPC, that is Trincomale and Batticaloa and Ampara districts. In these three districts there were a large number of candidates, belonging to EPRLF, SLMC, NUP, and SLPF and also some other Tamil parties, except the LTTE. The turn-out was about 61 percent or so which was higher than the national average .. percentage in Sri Lanka. The devolution of power was to be followed thereafter. Tamil was made the second language of Sri Lanka and Trincomalee was made the capital.

The role of IPKF was three fold. When the political parties were electioneering, they are assured that no militant activities took place from militants. They had to ensure the security of polling booths where they were located. The location of polling booths was made after consultation with my commanders so that it is easily accessible The security was provided not inside the polling booths but outside the polling booths. Large number of petrols and troops deployed so that people were not prevented from coming from their houses to exercise their franchise. Then we were asked to provide support to the chief Election Commissioner Staff of Sri Lanka. This was basically helping the transportation of election staff and material and providing security after polling has taken place till counting is done.

LTTE did not take part in the elections. LTTE was carrying on with militant activities even when elections were going on."

33.1 These developments in Sri Lanka had their own repercussions in Tamil Nadu. It is seen that during the period, the major operations were launched by the IPKF against the LTTE in Sri Lanka, there was a spurt in crimes in Tamil Nadu directed against the Indian Army. Although these incidents did not take a major form, they are significant in as much as their occurrence points out the innate hostility of the Pro LTTE section of Tamil population towards the IPKF.

During this period, it is seen, that the protest of certain local sections of society was not confined only to non cooperation with the Indian Army, but to visible acts of sabotage and obstruction.

Such incidents were brought to the notice of the concerned State authorities by the Central Government from time to time.

Anti-IPKF Incidents in Tamil Nadu and Reports of Movements of LTTE Cadres

34 This serious trend, which has also been spoken about by Major General Yashwant Deva, of attempting to cause sabotage to Indian Army properties in Tamil Nadu also manifested itself. The Central Government. in this regard, communicated the following instances to the Government of Tamil Nadu urging them to take appropriate measures :-

Annexure to DO No. I.18015/17/88.IS.DI(A) dt. 15.11.1988 from Home Secretary J.A. Kalyanakrishnan to the Chief Secretary, TN Govt M.M. Rajendran.

21 Sep. 88 (Source - IPKF):

A crude bomb exploded in the rear of an army truck parked inside Madras.

06 Sep. 88 (Source - IPKF)

A crude improvised explosive device was recovered from an army truck parked outside Madras Railway Station and defused due to time detection.

07 Oct. 88 (Source - IPKF)

A powerful crude bomb exploded inside the toilet of the military compartment of Hyderabad bound train at Madras Railway Station.

08 Oct. 88 (Source - Radio Intercept)

The under-mentioned radio intercept of LTTE transmission indicates a likely nexus between the LTTE and a section of Tamil Nadu Police.

08 Oct. 88 (Source - Intelligence Reports)

The LTTE is reported to have received two sealed packages containing arms and ammunition and 15 liquid explosive jerricans from Tamil Nadu. The consignment was handled at Vankalai Coast in Mannar area.

08 Oct. 88 (Source - Intelligence Reports)

Some wounded LTTE militants have been moved by boats from the Island to Athripatnam (Tamil Nadu).

The arrest and deportation of LTTE cadres from Tamil Nadu, seen in the context of the above incidents, appears to be a necessary step taken to control the militant activities of the LTTE in Tamil Nadu.

Criminal Activities of Sri Lankan Militants

35 The decision of the Government of India to arrest and deport 157 LTTE activists from India can be seen to be gesture towards eradicating the militant activities of the Sri Lankan Tamil groups in India.

During the period 1987 - 1988, several instances of criminal activities of various Sri Lankan Tamil militant groups came to notice in Tamil Nadu. Some of their activities during the period have been brought out in the list of cases enclosed with Affidavit no. 170/93-JCI of Shri T.V. Venkataraman filed before the Commission.

Criminal cases in which Sri Lankan Tamil militants were found to be involved were wide ranging which included cases of murder, robbery, thefts, extortion, possession of contrabands, illegal entry into India etc.

This indicates that the activities of the Sri Lankan militant groups were actually a cause of serious concern from the point of view of law and order. An added dimension to this problem was the anti national activities of the LTTE on the Indian soil.

As per the information contained in the affidavit, some important criminal cases filed against various Sri Lankan Tamil militant groups are as follows :-


i. Crime No.0438/87 of Rameswaram PS dated 11.10.1987 of Ramanathapuram Distt. u/s 41(2) and 102 Cr.P.C. rw 21 of Indian Telegraphic Act. :-

At about 0400 hrs on 11.10.1987, the Police seized a cloth bag containing one Air pistol, one walkie talkie with markings ICON-2M, one button knife annd one bitchuva knife.

Enquiry disclosed that the said cloth bag was abandoned by a person by name Shivaraj of LTTE group at Kothan St. Rameswaram.

Likewise at 04.30 hrs one 11.10.1987 another seizure was made of one walkie talkie with marking ICOM-2M and one electric battery charger.

ii. Crime no.0557/87 of Vallam PS dated 27.10.1987 of District Thanjavur u/s 3(1) Indian Passport Act. Came to India without valid travel documents.

iii. Crime No.0044/88 of Rameswaram PS dated 23.01.1988 of Ramanathapuram Distt. u/s 302 IPC and 379 IPC. At about 22.30 hrs at Mariamman koil, Tharavai, Karaiyoor one Blue @ Ganesan s/o Velaichamy, Nanattam, Thalaimannar, Sri Lanka now at Dhanuskodi and a former Tamil militant of LTTE group murdered one Balaraj s/o Muthumunian, Natarajapuram, now at Dhanuskodi and took away Rs.50/- from him.

iv. Crime No.0128/88 of Ramnad PS dated 25.03.1988 of Distt. Ramanathapuam u/s 6(A) of Indian Passports Act :-

Police arrested the following Sri Lankan Tamil militants of LTTE group at Ramnad as they were not in possession of any valid documents to enter India (1) Benadhasa s/o Thillaiambalam, Iluppaikadavai, (2) Prasad Paranjothi s/o Maradoss, Mannar, (3) Raghu s/o Rajadurai, Vavunia.

v. Crime No.0112/88 of Sethubavachatiram dated 06.04.1988 of District Thanjavur u/s 41(1) and 102 Cr.P.C. 3(1)(a) Indian Passport Act. Came to India without any valid travel documents and found in possession of Engine Oil.

vi. Crime No.0332/88 of Sankarankoil PS dated 17.04.1988 of Tirunelveli Kattabomman u/s Foreigners Act 1946 7 of 1948 and 7(1) (a) Criminal Law Amendment Act. At about 15.30 hrs. at Gitanjali mills, Shankarankoil one Achuthan s/o Muthiahkodadi, Jaffna, Sri Lankan citizen and a member of LTTE was found in possession of three video cassettes and one foreign camera without film, one National Tape recorder(two in one) without tape, LTTE propoganda literature PAWAN paper 1 and 2, personal clothes and an album. He has no visa or passport but he was in possession of identity card purported to be issued by LTTE leader Pirabaharan. He was arrested and remanded. He was released on bail by court. He is absconding till now.

vii. Crime No.0402/88 of Rameswaram PS dated 29.07.1988 of Ramanathapuam u/s 6(A) Indian Passport Act 7 (1) (a) Criminal Law Amendment Act. At about 2100 hrs at Kothan Street, the following Tamil Militants of LTTE group (1) Bosco s/o Antony Pillay, Jaffna (2) Regan s/o Thangadurai, Mullaitheevu and (3) Robin s/o Antony, Kottaimannar, were found in suspicious circumstances, designing to cause damages to Govt. Properties. They were also not having any valid document to prove their legal entry to India.

viii. Crime No. 0688/88 of Tiruverambur PS dated 26.09.1988 of Trichy u/s 12(1) (a) Indian Passport Act, 1967 3(2) (a) of Indian Passport Act, 1920 and 3(2) (g), 4 (1) rw 14 Foreigners Act. The accused stayed in North Kattur and planned to illegally procure arms and ammunition from India and send to Sri Lanka.


i. Crime No. 0050/87 of Orathanadu PS dated 06.02.1987 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 5(3) (b) Indian Explosives Act. Found in illegal possession illegal of fire arms and explosive substances.

ii.Crime No. 0233/87 of Pattukottai PS dated 06.03.1987 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 397, 511, IPC. Robbery with attempt to cause death.

iii. Crime No. 0241/87 of Ramnad townn PS dated 02.08.1987 of Distt. Ramannathapuram u/s 5 (30 (b) of Indian Explosives Act. At 13.30 hrs. while the SI of Ramnad was on rounds at Ramnad bus stand noticed one person by name Guhan (22/87) s/o Muthu, Varothianagar, Trincomallee, Sri Lanka, a Tamil militant of PLOTE (Uma group), in a suspicious manner. On examination he was founnd in possession of (1) hand grenades 2 nos with detonators (2) Plastic explosives-5 (3) Detonators-6 (40 Safety fuses -2) (5) fuse wires -2 in a bag. He stated that he was bringing the explosives from Sri Lanka to hand over them at his camp at Kudal Nagar, Madurai. As he had no permit with him to possess or transport the explosives, he was arrested and the explosives were seized.

iv. Crime No. 0035/88 of Orthanadu PS dated 16.02.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 41 (1) and 102 Cr.P.C. Committed theft on Motor cycle.

v. Crime No.0036/88 of Orthanadu PS dated 16.02.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 41(1) and 102 Cr.P.C., 379 IPC. Committed theft of a Motor cycle.

vi. Crime No.0037/88 of Orthanadu PS dated 16.02.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 41, 102 Cr.P.C. Committed theft of a Motor cycle.

vii.Crime No.0038/88 of Orthanadu PS dated 16.02.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 41 and 102 Cr.P.C. and 379 IPC. Committed theft of Motor cycle.

viii. Crime No.0029/88 of Pappanadu PS dated 16.02.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 65 MCP Act. Found in possession of Ind Suzuki Motor cycle, a stolen property.

ix. Crime No. 0030/88 of Pappanadu PS dated 16.02.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 379 IPC. Found in possession of Ind Suzuki Motor cycle, a stolen property.

x. Crime No.0031/88 of Pappanadu PS dated 16.02.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 379 IPC. Theft of Bajaj scooter.

xi. Crime No.0069/88 of Orathanadu PS dated 05.03.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 392, 279, 337 IPC. Committed robbery of an Ambassador car MDY 9545.

xii. Crime No. 02611/88 of Thanjavur Town South PS dated 10.04.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 379 IPC. Committed theft of a Motor cycle.

xiii. Crime No. 0283/88 of Thanjavur Town south PS dated 20.04.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 392 IPC. Committed robbery of thali chain.

xiv. Crime No. 0284/88 of Thanjavur Town South PS dated 20.04.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 380 IPC. Committed theft of a Motor cycle.

xv. Crime No. 1756/88 of Thanjavur Town East PS dated 15.06.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 3(1) Indian Passports Act. Came to India without valid travel documents.

xvi. Crime No. 1176/88 of Thanjavur Town West PS dated 31.07.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 3(1) Indian Passport Act. Came to India without any valid travel documents.

xvii. Crime No. 0573/88 of Thanjavur Town South PS dated 10.08.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 3(1) Passport Act. Came to India without valid travel documents.

xviii. Crime No. 0663/88 of Ramanathapuram Mandapam PS dated 02.10.1988 of Distt. Ramanathapuram u/s 151 Cr.P.C. r/w 7(1) (a) Cri Law Ammendment Act. Sri Lankan militant (1) Margo s/o Vegamalai (2) Anbumani s/o Muthiah Pillai (3) Raja s/o Boologasingam of PLOTE (4) Francis and (5) Kannan s/o Nagaraj of ENDLF were taken into peventive custody u/s 151 Cr.P.C. and 7(1) (a) CLA Act on 29.09.1988 at Uchipuli when they assembled and designed to cause damage to the Govt. properties during the visit of the VVIP to RD. dated 02.10.1988.

xix. Crime No. 1557/88 of Thanjavur Town West PS dated 12.10.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 3(1) Indian Passport Act. Came to India without valid travel documents.

xx. Crime No.0673/88 of Thanjavur Taluq PS dated 13.10.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 12(1) (a) Indian Passport Act. Came to India without valid travel documents.


i. Crime No.0190/87 of Mandapam PS dated 12.06.1987 of Ramanathapuram Distt. u/s 447,341,448,506 (i) IPC. Rogan s/o Vadaratinam, Yalpanam, Sri Lanka is a Sri Lankan militant of TELO at KK Nagar Madras. He came to Mandapam on 12.05.1987. On the same day at about 2300 hrs he entered the Mandapam refugees camp illegally and threatened one Sri Lankan refugee by name Jayakumar s/o Arulappu, Yalpanam now at Refugees camp Mandapam, a sympathiser of LTTE group with dire consequences.

ii. Crime No. 0190/87 of Mandapam PS dated 12.06.1987 of Distt. Ramanathapuram u/s 447,341,448,506(i) IPC. Rogan s/o Vadaratinam, Yalpanam, Sri Lanka is a Sri Lankan Militant of TELO at KK Nagar Madras. He came to Mandapam on 12.05.1987. On the same day at about 2300 hrs he entered the Mandapam refugees camp illegally and threatened one Sri Lankan refugee by name Jayakumar s/o Arulappu, Mandapam, a sympathiser of LTTE group with dire consequences.

iii. Crime No. 0001/87 of Peerkankaranai PS dated 26.06.1987 of Distt. Chingleput MGR East u/s 302 IPC. This is a case of murder that took place on 26.06.1987 at 1200 hrs within Mudichur village limits due to rivalry between two groups of members belonging to TELO in which the deceased Murali @ Mohan of Jaffna was shot dead in a vacannt land.

iv. Crime No. 0088/88 of Mandapam PS dated 15.02.1988 of Distt. Ramanathapuram u/s 25(1) (a) Indiam Arms Act and 5(3) of Explosive Substances Act and 6(A) of Indian Passport rules. At 11.30 hrs at Pirappanvalasai sea shore the following Sri Lankan Tamil militants of TELO group were arrested for their illicit entry into India.

1. Robert s/o Samithambi, Mattakallapu

2. Vincent s/o Jabamalai, Navali

3. Naresh s/o Vadivel, Trincomallee

4. Madan @Ramesh s/o Ganapathipillai Mattakalapu

The following arms and explosives were also seized from their illicit possession:

1. Submachine gun 1

2. AK 47 rifle 1

3. LMG 1

4. SMG rounds 60

5. Gellatine 600 sticks

6. PEK 146

7. Fuse wire 60 meters

8. Empty hand grenades 2

9. C4 powder 27

10. TNT cakes 19

11. Firing device demo

12. Lighters fuse 5

13. Cokex wire 5 rolls

14. Press charger 14

15. Cutter 4

16. Cutting player 8

17. Empty magazines 8

18. Ignitor flashing fuse 10 packets

19. Insulation tape 8

20. Motor nose 2

21. Electric wire 1 roll

22. Premier 2

v. Crime No.1093/88 of Trichy cantt PS dated 20.04.1988 of Distt. Trichy u/s 394 rw 34 IPC. The accd. A1 to A3 entered into the house of one Karunanakaran and attempted to commit theft at gun point and cause injury to the complainant wife Thagamani.

vi. Crime No.0281/88 of Pappanadu PS dated 15.06.1988 of Distt. Thanjavur u/s 3(1) (a) Indian Passport Act. Came to India without valid travel documents.


i. Crime No.0068/88 of Rameswaram PS dated 08.03.1988 of Dist. Ramanathapuram u/s 5(1) (III) Explosive Substances Act. At 16.30 hrs at Thangachimadam, one Sri Lankan Tamil militant of EROS group by name Selvam s/o Marimuthu was found in possession of Explosives.


i. Crime No.0005/88 of Kenikarai PS dated 23.01.1988 of Distt. Ramanathapuram u/s 6(a) Indian Passports Act. At 2245 hrs one Sivakumar @ Sivajothi s/o Kumarasamy, Kalvayal, Chavakachery, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, a Sri Lankan Tamil militant of TEA group was arrested by SI of Police, L & O, Kennikarai PS near TB Ramnad during night rounds. He was not in possession of any valid documents to enter India.



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