Mannar court remands suspects caught with explosives

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 July 2005, 10:10 GMT]
Mannar acting Magistrate Mr.M.B.Farook Sunday evening ordered remand till July 29 for the seven suspects arrested by the Mannar Police Sunday early morning with alleged possession of a consignment of explosives. All suspects were immediately taken to Anuradhapura Remand Prison under heavy security, legal sources said.

The suspects including a mother Gurusamy Kamalawathie (48) and her son, Gurusamy Sritharan (24), who were arrested in a house at Thalvupadu following the arrest of five other persons at Konthaipiddy landing site were produced in Mannar Court Sunday evening around 6.30 p.m. with heavy security, legal sources said.

The Police moved for remand.

Explosives recovered at the landing site while they were being loaded into a three-wheeler and those found at the Thalvupadu house included 16 claymore mines, remote control circuits, and wires.

The three-wheeler and two fiberglass boats with outboard motors and are now under the custody of the Mannar Police, legal sources said.

 

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